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Soul Of A Banquet - The Matriarch of Modern Chinese Cooking
In this mouth-watering documentary, director Wayne Wang ( The Joy Luck Club ) profiles Cecilia Chiang, the matriarch of modern Chinese cooking, as she relates her fascinating history and cooks up a sumptuous, once-in-a-lifetime banquet. "A mind-bendingly hunger-inducing piece of…
Caviar Dreams - How Caviar Became a Delicacy
Originally, caviar (i.e. sturgeon eggs) - the world's most desired delicacy - was a food of the poor. Over time, it became strictly reserved for the likes of Russian Czars and royalty throughout the world. Nowadays, it has become synonymous…
SOMM: Into the Bottle - The History of Wine Through 10 Bottles
By opening ten very different bottles, filmmaker Jason Wise examines the history of wine, including its production, the ageing process, and what makes some better than others. "For anyone curious about the inner workings of the wine trade and the…
Our Blood Is Wine - Georgian Winemaking Traditions
Filmmaker Emily Railsback and sommelier Jeremy Quinn provide intimate access to rural family life in the Republic of Georgia as they explore the rebirth of 8,000-year-old winemaking traditions almost lost during the period of Soviet rule. Official Selection at the…
What's With Wheat - Tracing the Causes and Effects of Gluten Intolerance
A hard hitting investigation into the growing epidemic of wheat & gluten intolerance. Why is it that after eating wheat for thousands of years, it has been linked to so many health problems today? WHAT'S WITH WHEAT provides an in…
Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story
Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm and retail, right to the back of their own fridge. In a deliciously entertaining challenge, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only…
Meat - A Look at the Production of Consumer Meat Products
MEAT traces the process through which cattle and sheep become consumer goods. It depicts the processing and transportation of meat products by a highly automated packing plant, illustrating important points and problems in the area of production, transportation, logistics, equipment…
Mondovino: The Series - The Human Drama (And Comedy) of Wine-Making
This multi-generation, globe-trotting saga covers not only the entire gamut of wine making, but wine's place in a treacherously globalized and hyper-marketed world. From the billionaire power brokers of Napa Valley, to the aristocratic rivalries of competing Florentine dynasties, to…
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Veni, Vidi, Vendidi
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina: the New Wine World, but with age-old conflicts. What's at stake for indigenous people and foreign investors? How do the European-American conflicts play out in South America?
Et tu Brute...
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
The Tuscan saga continues: betrayal, redemption, and globalization: Italian-style. The two families fight it out for the hand of America's Mondavi family. But who's the real winner and who's the real loser? And what does it mean for U.S.-European relations…
Crossing the Rubicon
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
The Antinori and Frescobaldi families have dominated the political and economic life of Tuscany for a thousand years. For the past thirty, they've concentrated all their resources in wine. The tensions and conflicts underlying the two ruling families resemble a…
All Roads Lead to Rome
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
How would a grape respond under psychoanalysis? Jean-Louis Laplanche, world-renowned psychiatrist and Freud translator, is the owner of the Chateau de Pommard in Burgundy. Yet his peculiarity does not compare with that of the husband-and-wife psychiatric team who bought and…
Quo Vademus
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
If wine is unique as a mirror of human complexity, and the only product capable of improving over seventy to eighty years, then how is enduring youth achieved? California and Paris compete over the fountain of youth.
The Appian Way
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
An intimate, revealing portrait of Robert Parker, whose reviews dictate the fate of much of the wine world, from California to London to Chile.
Pax Panoramix
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
The battle to defend nature and local artisanal winemaking extends from the Pyrennes mountains (Yvonne Hegoburu fights to create organic wine in her late husband's memory) to the asphalt of Brooklyn (quintessential New Yorker Neal Rosenthal) to Burgundy (the unlikely…
Rome Was Not Built in a Day
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
Napa rules the American wine industry, but who's behind the scenes? This black comedy shows that the Mexican workers have a greater voice than the chiefs in their Beverly Hills style mansions think.
Magic Potion
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
Moving north to the hallowed region of Burgundy to explore the sacred French notion of terroir (sense of place), we meet the loving but profoundly fractured Montille family.
Where's Astérix?
Part of the Series: Mondovino: The Series
The cast of characters in southern France: a Socialist mayor defending the American multinational company Mondavi; a Communist Mayor defending conservative French (wine) values; Aime Guibert, father of the Languedoc wine revolution; the Vaille brothers, Guibert's nouveau riche neighbors and…
Bananas!* - The Global Politics of Food
A multi-layered courtroom drama about the global politics of food, the dynamics of 1st and 3rd world nations, and human rights at its simplest through a landmark legal case pitting a dozen Nicaraguan plantation workers against Dole. Nominated for Best…
A Year in Port - Examining How Port Wine is Made in Portugal
In this superb documentary on everyone's favorite desert wine, renowned wine importer Martine Saunier is our guide as we journey into Portugal's spectacular Douro Valley to explore the mystery and complexity of the world of port. "This film will appeal…