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Red Obsession

Thursday September 19 | 6:00pm
Rosecliff Ballroom

Rules & Guidelines

cocktails & hors d'oeuvres served

EVENT DETAILS

Presented by Libby Kirwin Real Estate
In partnership with Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival & The Preservation Society of Newport County

Two Ticket Options:
6:00 PM
Reception on the Rosecliff Terrace with wines by Jonathan Edwards Winery & Hors d’oeuvres, followed by film screening in the Rosecliff Ballroom and post-film Q&A with Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Wine Director, Michael Greenlee
$40
- OR -
7:00 PM
Film screening in the Rosecliff Ballroom and post-film Q&A with Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Wine Director, Michael Greenlee
$20

Proceeds to benefit The Preservation Society of Newport County & newportFILM

Suggested attire is casual chic
 

"Riveting"
- Bloomberg

"Intoxicating. Fascinating. A must-see..."
- NYC Movie Guru

"Surprisingly profound"
- movieroomreviews.com

"A fast-paced, ripped-from-the-headlines documentary..."
- NY Times

FILM SYNOPSIS

A film about power, passion, and the fine wine game.

For centuries Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status in the world of fine wines as a leitmotif of wealth, power and influence. 

Recently, prices for its prestigious ‘first growth’ red wines – including names like Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Latour – have been breaking all records. 

Something unprecedented is happening to the fine wine market and that something is China. 

While the dragon economy could bring untold wealth to the revered wine-making region, the terms of engagement are different from any other customer in the past. This market is young, voracious and unpredictable. Demand is massively outstripping supply. The product is finite and this new client wants it all.

For better or worse, Bordeaux is hitching itself to this new, infinitely wealthy client. RED OBSESSION sets out to explore this phenomenon and the link between China and Bordeaux.

Run time: USA / 75 min
Director(s): David Roach, Warwick Ross
Producer(s): Warwick Ross, Executive Producer Rob Coe
Cast:

Narrated by Russell Crowe, featuring Francis Ford Coppola, Sir Michael Parkinson, Jancis Robinson MW, Oz Clarke, Yue-Sai Kan, Stephen Spurrier, Christian Mouiex, Charles Chevalier, Paul Pontallier and more