Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Sparkling: The Story Of Champagne, Frank Mannion’s feature documentary about the popular beverage. The documentary will be released on 13th August.

The doc features Stephen Fry and a host of notable figures from the champagne world, including: Taittinger President Vitalie Taittinger, Bollinger Chairman Etienne Bizot, Dom Perignon wine-maker Vincent Chaperon Nicholas Soames, the grand-son of Winston Churchill, the authors Oz Clarke, Don and Petie Kladstrup, and the Queen’s winemaker, Tony Laithwaite.

The film shot in France, England, New York and Los Angeles and the filmmakers had access to locations including the Queen’s vineyard at Windsor Great Park. Producers are Oxana Popkova and Frank Mannion. Charlie Emseis edited.

The deal was negotiated by Tony Piantedosi, Vice-President of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures.

“Frank’s film is beautifully shot, thoroughly researched, and above all a good time, full of amusing anecdotes and exotic locales to quench the thirst of a significant built-in audience. We look forward to presenting the film to North American audiences,” said Tony Piantedosi.