Red Obsession


State Theatre Wed, Jul 31, 2013 12:00 PM
Sponsored by Mary Ann and Robert Gorlin
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Thu, Aug 1, 2013 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Russell Jean “Rusty” Warren
Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:76 min.
Production Country:Australia
Hong Kong
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Roach
Warwick Ross
Produced by:Warwick Ross
Screenwriter:David Roach
Warwick Ross
Cinematography:Steve Arnold
Lee Pulbrook
Editing By:Paul Murphy
Music By:Burkhard von Dallwitz
Amanda Brown


In the world of red wines, Bordeaux has long reigned king, commanding respect and status around the globe. As a luxury good, each year’s wine ratings for the Bordeaux region -affected by factors like climate and soil conditions-have made for fluctuations in the price of wine, but nothing could have prepared the vineyards for a new force in the market: China. As the economic superpower’s vast new crop of millionaires looks for ways to flaunt their status by buying up Bordeaux wines by the crateful, prices skyrocket, with some wines fetching upwards of $80,000 a bottle. China starts up its own burgeoning wine industry to capitalize on the new market as well, but can they compete with established vineyards? Narrated by Russell Crowe, this insightful documentary offers a fascinating look at the changing global economy and is a must-see for any wine lover.