Red obsession

Director – David Roach and Warwick Ross

Cast – Russell Crowe, Sara Eisen, Debra Meiburg

Producer(s)  Andrew Caillard, Robert Coe, Warwick Ross


For over three centuries Bordeaux has commanded an almost mythical status in the world of wine as a symbol of wealth, power, and influence. But recently prices for the prestige red wines have been skyrocketing. Something unprecedented is happening to the Bordeaux fine wine market and that something is China. Red Obsession sets out to explore the Bordeaux phenomenon. Just how good can really good wine be? What compels a cashed up industrialist to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single bottle? Is it taste, prestige, or investment that is driving the demand for the wines of Bordeaux? Or is it simply the need to own something ethereal, unworldly, and limited? Red Obsession is a story of aspiration for greatness. It is also a study of power and passion in high places and the economic power shift from West to East.