For centuries, Bordeaux has commanded an almost mythical status in the world of wine as a symbol of wealth, power and influence – but its prosperity has always been linked to the capricious nature of markets and the shifting fortunes of global economies. Now Bordeaux is courting China, its most lucrative customer ever. The product is finite and this new client wants it all. But China’s insatiable appetite for rare wine, its own ambitions as a wine producer and its counterfeiting of Bordeaux wines on an unprecedented scale, all threaten to permanently damage Bordeaux’s reputation. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (Man of Steel), this fascinating documentary explores the global power shift from the West to the East through the most coveted wines on the planet… a phenomenon that has seen red wine become more valuable than gold.
Red Obsession is available now on DVD.