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FSU Presents “Mondovino” Film Discussion and Wine Tasting
02/27/2007

The FSU University Programming Council presents the film “Mondovino,” as part of the Tournees Film Festival on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the Lane University Center Room 140. There will be a wine tasting and prescreening panel immediately preceding the screening in LUC Room 140 at 5 p.m. Advance registration and proper identification is required for participation in the wine tasting. Both events are free and open to the public.

The prescreening panel discussion and wine tasting will feature local wineries and their impact on tourism and the regional economy. The featured speakers include Charlie Ross, Director and CEO of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce; Paul Roberts, Owner of Deep Creek Cellars and Todd West, WVU School of Agriculture and Instructor for the “Vines to Wines” course.

“Mondovino” gives voice to those who create, critique, sell and distribute wine, offering a surprisingly varied, and sometimes controversial glimpse into something many people enjoy but few people know much about. The ultimate film about wine, “Mondovino” was filmed over a three-year period in France, Italy, the United States, Argentina and Brazil. Juxtaposing mom-and-pop wine growers with conglomerates, Johnathan Nossiter, a trained sommelier and wine writer, intertwines multiple family dramas-some of which play out like soap operas.

Through interviews of amateurs, winegrowers, businessmen and critics, he uncovers the complex tapestry of conflicts, conspiracies and alliances that stem from the production, distribution, and consumption of wine. This film is rated PG-13. For more information, call the Lane University Center Information Desk at (301) 687-4411.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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