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Somm to Sideways: Our Favorite Wine Movies


[…] to Master Sommeliers of late, not all good. There have been numerous television shows and a few movies featuring sommeliers. And then came the report of sexism and cheating in the upper ranks of the Court of Master […]

[…] CMSa is only of several sommelier certification agencies. Due to being featured in the movie SOMM, it became the most popular. There are equally good (and at least one better) sommelier […]

Patrick L. Burns
27th February 2020 at 8:00 am

As someone who lives in the Napa Valley and was present there in 1976 when the Paris Blind Taste Competition was held, I heartily encourage any wine-lover interested in the phenomenon of Napa Valley wines’ rise to international renown to watch this movie. In formative, with hints of comedy, near-tragedy, and with a smooth, triumphant finish, this is a film to be enjoyed by all who love wine and life itself.

    Patrick Burns
    28th February 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Apologies! The film referenced above by PL Burns was “Bottle Shovk”, 2008.

    Uncorked and Decanted
    29th February 2020 at 8:10 am

    Thank you for this comment!

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