Red Obsession Screening at The Rio Theatreby
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.
Narrated 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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Great idea to have a tasting before the film. Sounds like a great documentary. I would love to go!
It sounds like a great movie – and the wine tasting makes it even better.
Ooh. A movie about wine and China? Sounds fascinating! Plus wine tastings? Even better!
Very much interested in the movie & the tasting!!
Everything about this combo is great.
Would love this, so interesting!
This sounds like the perfect mid-week date night!
Sounds like fun!
I got a lady here that would love to attend ! Fingers crossed 🙂
movie and wine… what a novel idea!
would love to go there
A great combo for a night out!
wine makes any movie better 😛
The trailer has really piqued my interest in this film.
Great idea, everyone like a drink before a show.
Movie and wine date night!
I’ve never been to a wine tasting, this would be an interesting experience.
wine tasting+ interesting film? sign me up please!
Wine paired with an entertaining documentary, sounds like a perfect combo to me! 🙂
I have the wine fever described in the movie.
Sounds super interesting. Who knew China was so obsessed with Bordeaux?
This sounds great!
Wine and movie = I see red
what a fabulous night out!
What a great combo!!!!! 🙂
would love to go!
Sounds like a fun night!
Love wine & would love to go.
I’d love to win.
Sounds like an interesting evening!
Would love to see this
Best combination ever.
Wow… wine tasting and movie in one night
Wine tasting and movie..a perfect evening
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.”
That sounds like such an incredible prize pack – I would love to take my husband to a VIP wine tasting!