Red Obsession Screening at The Rio Theatre

Comments 39 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s a winning combination: a VIP wine tasting, a film screening, and the Rio Theatre. On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 catch the Western Canadian premiere of Red Obsession, supported by Marquis Wine Cellars, Bella Wines, Direct Wines, Rich Massey Wine and Spirits, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, and Okanagan Crush Pad.

RedObsessionRioTheatreNarrated by Oscar-winner Russell Crowe, this stunningly shot and wildly entertaining documentary chronicles the history and changing nature of the French wine industry. For centuries Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status in the world of fine wines as a symbol of wealth, power and influence. Prices for its prestigious red wines have been breaking records with the emergence of an ever-growing Chinese market that is changing the nature of wine in the 21st century.

Featuring interviews with collectors, connoisseurs, and winemakers, the film presents an eye-opening exploration of the complexities and unpredictability of the global market and the economic effects and influence of the voracious wine-obsessed collectors of China. For better or worse, Bordeaux is hitching itself to this new, infinitely wealthy client.

VIP tickets get you into the wine tasting before the film and they are currently available for $30 at the door or $25 in advance online. Tickets for the film only are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. In addition to having co-director Warwick Ross present in person, veteran broadcaster, noted wine aficionado, and host of Tasting Room Radio Terry David Mulligan is set to lead the post-screening Q&A.

If you would like to win your way into this VIP wine tasting and film screening, I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, November 22, 2013. Must be 19+ to attend. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home.

The VIP wine tasting is from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 and the film screening will be at 8:30pm followed by a Q&A. Follow the Rio Theatre on Facebook and Twitter to find out more about special events and film screenings.

Update The winner is Frank Z!

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39 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LenaTuesday, November 19th, 2013 — 6:11pm PDT

    Great idea to have a tasting before the film. Sounds like a great documentary. I would love to go!

  2. Don MTuesday, November 19th, 2013 — 6:40pm PDT

    It sounds like a great movie – and the wine tasting makes it even better.

  3. Melissa MTuesday, November 19th, 2013 — 6:48pm PDT

    Ooh. A movie about wine and China? Sounds fascinating! Plus wine tastings? Even better!

  4. Paul STuesday, November 19th, 2013 — 6:52pm PDT

    Very much interested in the movie & the tasting!!

  5. BobbiTuesday, November 19th, 2013 — 7:14pm PDT

    Everything about this combo is great.

  6. David HadidTuesday, November 19th, 2013 — 8:11pm PDT

    Would love this, so interesting!

  7. SandyTuesday, November 19th, 2013 — 10:26pm PDT

    This sounds like the perfect mid-week date night!

  8. KatieTuesday, November 19th, 2013 — 10:31pm PDT

    Ooh wine!

  9. JanineTuesday, November 19th, 2013 — 10:39pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  10. AlexTuesday, November 19th, 2013 — 11:11pm PDT

    Interesting event.

  11. LoïcTuesday, November 19th, 2013 — 11:38pm PDT

    I got a lady here that would love to attend ! Fingers crossed 🙂

  12. mariaWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 12:13am PDT

    movie and wine… what a novel idea!

  13. Frank_ZWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 12:49am PDT

    would love to go there

  14. RebeccaWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 12:58am PDT

    A great combo for a night out!

  15. Stephanie LlewellynWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 1:03am PDT

    wine makes any movie better 😛

  16. SharylinWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 9:24am PDT

    The trailer has really piqued my interest in this film.

  17. Global GuyWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 10:23am PDT

    Great idea, everyone like a drink before a show.

  18. LucWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 10:45am PDT

    Movie and wine date night!

  19. ilyaWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 10:48am PDT

    I’ve never been to a wine tasting, this would be an interesting experience.

  20. Marisa MoodyWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 10:50am PDT

    wine tasting+ interesting film? sign me up please!

  21. aliceWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 11:03am PDT

    Wine paired with an entertaining documentary, sounds like a perfect combo to me! 🙂

  22. eileenWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 1:49pm PDT

    I have the wine fever described in the movie.

  23. Lucie BWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 3:58pm PDT

    Sounds super interesting. Who knew China was so obsessed with Bordeaux?

  24. ArielWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 4:10pm PDT

    This sounds great!

  25. wenxiaoWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 6:43pm PDT

    Wine and movie = I see red

  26. lorWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 6:54pm PDT

    what a fabulous night out!

  27. JoanneWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 9:23pm PDT

    What a great combo!!!!! 🙂

  28. KathleenWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 10:39pm PDT

    would love to go!

  29. PaulaWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 11:45pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun night!

  30. PriscillaThursday, November 21st, 2013 — 3:07am PDT

    Dope

  31. DebbieThursday, November 21st, 2013 — 7:21am PDT

    Love wine & would love to go.

  32. Teresa KThursday, November 21st, 2013 — 11:31am PDT

    I’d love to win.

  33. Peter KhooThursday, November 21st, 2013 — 11:48am PDT

    Sounds like an interesting evening!

  34. SanazThursday, November 21st, 2013 — 2:52pm PDT

    Would love to see this

  35. ShivaniThursday, November 21st, 2013 — 3:22pm PDT

    Best combination ever.

  36. JeanneThursday, November 21st, 2013 — 9:52pm PDT

    Wow… wine tasting and movie in one night

  37. TonyThursday, November 21st, 2013 — 10:15pm PDT

    Wine tasting and movie..a perfect evening

  38. NicoleThursday, November 21st, 2013 — 10:46pm PDT

    I recently asked a friend of mine how she felt about red wine…her response was “…it’s my life blood.” Her comment made me laugh, but I certainly got my answer, didn’t I? I quite enjoy red wine as well, and the film has me intrigued. Would love to have some red before enjoying the “Red Obsession.”

  39. Shannon MolnarSunday, November 24th, 2013 — 10:01pm PDT

    That sounds like such an incredible prize pack – I would love to take my husband to a VIP wine tasting!

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