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2017 Wine Country Film Festival

La Revolution du Rosé: How a Ridiculed Wine Became a Winner

Directed by Ken Kobre

Food & Wine On Film / United States, France / 2017 / Documentary, Food, Wine / 31 mins / English, French / World Premiere Premiere

Plays In:
Rosé, Chèvre and Vernet

Kenwood Depot
September 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Description

A documentary in English, shot in Europe and the US “La Revolution du Rosé: How a ridiculed wine became a winner” tells the story of how rosé wine suddenly became a ‘serious’ wine, especially among winemakers themselves.

It was once mocked as a sickeningly sweet alcoholic beverage, consumed only at college frat parties or on cheap dates. It was ridiculed as a “gateway” drink for those making the transition from soda to something a half-notch more sophisticated.  But now, wine connoisseurs are finding high quality rosé to be a premium wine worthy of the finest table.

San Francisco-based videojournalist Ken Kobré, whose summer home in Provence is surrounded by vineyards, wondered about that.

Plays with Born of Stone and From Shore to Farm.


Plays in

  1. Rosé, Chèvre and Vernet

    EcoCinema, Arts In Film, Food & Wine On Film / 110 mins
    Rosé... is, well, Rosé. Chèvre is goat cheese... and Vernet? Joseph Vernet is a remarkable 18th century French painter whose painting of sea ports, skies, seascapes and working people set a new bar for French painting. His work is the inspiration for our Closing Night film "FRENCH TOUR - Tour de France" with Gérard Depardieu. Come to the films and Reception Friday afternoon and see reproductions of Vernet's French Ports series. After the films, Robert Rex of Deerfield Ranch winery will discuss his philosophy of Rosé and we will sample a taste of his rosé as well as Ashton Vineyards Rosé of Syrah.

    In This Program: Born of Stone, From Shore To Farm To Fork: Aran Island’s Goats’ Cheese, La Revolution du Rosé: How a Ridiculed Wine Became a Winner



Preceded By

  1. Born of Stone

    Emilio Bellu / Arts In Film / Italy / 2016 / Documentary / 15 mins
    Completed just a few weeks before Sciola’s recent passing, Born of Stone is an immersion inside the sights and sound of remarkable artists, and inside his belief that stones are not just the material that gives shape to the universe, but that they are alive, plastic, a fundamental way to communicate with nature

    Precedes: From Shore To Farm To Fork: Aran Island’s Goats’ Cheese, La Revolution du Rosé: How a Ridiculed Wine Became a Winner


  2. From Shore To Farm To Fork: Aran Island’s Goats’ Cheese

    Marie Elliott / Food & Wine On Film / Ireland / 2017 / Documentary, Food / 17 mins
    Gabriel Faherty makes goat cheese on the Aran Islands while being as sustainable as possible.

    Preceded by: Born of Stone

    Precedes: La Revolution du Rosé: How a Ridiculed Wine Became a Winner


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Rosé, Chèvre and Vernet

Kenwood Depot
September 22, 2017 4:00 pm