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Mondovino (2004)

A documentary on the impact of globalization on the world's different wine regions.

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Jonathan Nossiter

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Cast

Credited cast:
Albiera Antinori Albiera Antinori ... Herself
Allegra Antinori Allegra Antinori ... Herself
Lodovico Antinori Lodovico Antinori ... Himself
Piero Antinori Piero Antinori ... Himself
Isanette Bianchetti Isanette Bianchetti ... Herself
Jean-Charles Boisset Jean-Charles Boisset ... Himself
Marchioness Bona Marchioness Bona ... Herself
Michael Broadbent Michael Broadbent ... Himself
Antonio Cabezas Antonio Cabezas ... Himself
Battista Columbu Battista Columbu ... Herself
Lina Columbu Lina Columbu ... Herself
Xavier de Eizaguirre Xavier de Eizaguirre ... Himself
Alix de Montille Alix de Montille ... Herself
Etienne de Montille Etienne de Montille ... Himself
Hubert de Montille Hubert de Montille ... Himself
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Storyline

Explores a thesis: that the deep colored, oak-aged taste of Bordeaux wines has become the world standard, following the writing of critic Robert Parker, the magazine "Wine Spectator," the consulting work of Michel Rolland of Pomerol, and the money of Mondavi, a publicly-traded corporation based in Napa with a family history of wine making. Wine makers worldwide, many using Rolland as a consultant, pursue this structure, color, and taste - to the detriment, argue some, of wine that should reflect the character of the land where the grape is grown, including the lighter Burgundy. A few old wine makers, from Aniane, Sardinia, and Argentina offer this argument. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Documentary

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Rated PG-13 for brief pin-up nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Diaphana [France]

Country:

Argentina | France | Italy | USA

Release Date:

3 November 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Borvilág See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,840, 27 March 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$209,618, 7 August 2005
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Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

During the shots showing the rail trip to Baltimore to visit wine critic Robert Parker, the word "Delaware" is superimposed, but the "PATH" logo is clearly visible on the passing building, which places the building in New Jersey. PATH is a commuter railroad operated between New Jersey and Manhattan by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and it has no facilities in Delaware. See more »

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A flawed industry
11 October 2005 | by jjlasneSee all my reviews

A very interesting documentary - certainly a lot more than Sideways, a pseudo wino drama - where the capitalist conspiracy is revealed in all its greed. According to the documentary - and confirmed by the recent publication of a biography on Parker - only two men dictate the nature of wines in the world: Robert Parker of Massachussets and Michel Rolland, a French wine industry expert based in Bordeaux and also known as a "flying winemaker". The director is clever enough to insert interviews of local wine producers from many different regions of France, from Sicily to Argentina and interviews of the biggest players in the industry such as the Mondavi family to uncover the wraps on the globalization of wine making and marketing. A must see for anyone interested in the dark side of the industry. Drinking a glass of wine will not be the same political and commercial act after watching this well made documentray.


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