‘Red Obsession’ Wine Documentary Interview with Director Warwick Ross (VIDEO)


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“Red Obsession,” a new wine documentary produced by Warwick Ross and David Roach, and narrated by Russell Crowe, brings the wine world’s biggest names to the big screen and explores the growing Chinese obsession with Bordeaux wines.

I had the opportunity to screen the 75 minute film which features an appearance by filmmaker and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola, as well as interviews with wine critics, journalists, growers and proprietors of some of the most extraordinary wine brands in the world, including Châteaux Palmer, Lafite, Margaux and Latour.

“Red Obsession” asks some of the following questions: Is the Chinese market too big too fail? Is it the biggest threat yet to Bordeaux’s century old reputation or will the bubble burst? Will China, Bordeaux’s biggest customer, become its biggest competitor? The documentary not only shows how China has already entered the wine business, but by planting 24,000 acres of vineyards a year China is on pace to become the largest producer of wine in the world within four decades.

In this wine video, reporting for the award-winning wine channel Wine Oh TV, Monique Soltani interviews Red Obsession’s Warwick Ross. Monique finds out why this movie maker turned his attention from Tinseltown to wine country. She gives us a sneak peek of the upcoming film and uncovers just how much wine it took to get the Gladiator to get on board! 🙂

“Red Obsession” released by Lion Rock Films screens February 13 at the Berlin Film Festival as part of the Culinary Cinema Film and Food festival. We learned Warwick Ross is in the wine business himself. His winery, Portsea Estate Wines, sits on the South coast of Victoria, Australia and his estate grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have won both national and international awards.

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    […] I really enjoyed watching and learning from “Red Obsession” at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.  More reviews of Red Obsession are on  NPR, Decanter, IMDb, and Wine oh.tv […]

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