• Somm (2013)


Release Date: June 21st, 2013

DVD Release Date: September 3rd, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Four wine stewards prepare to take the Master Sommelier Exam, one of the world's most-difficult tests, presided over by the notoriously secretive Court of Master Sommeliers.

Director: Jason Wise

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Chicago Sun-Times

    Perhaps the whole business is too cerebral and circumspect to stir up emotional involvement, or perhaps there’s a tinge of wine snobbery that has a slightly distancing effect. Then again, maybe it’s wrong to expect much in the way of excitement from a quiet art best suited to the sedate setting of a fine restaurant. show more

  • 75
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    Somm does a fairly impressive job of making wine tasting somewhat cinematic despite its being essentially unfilmable, at least until taste-o-vision comes along. show more

  • 60
    Time Out

    Though wrenching moments are effectively delivered, the film teeters into clunker territory, with repetitive tasting scenes and cheesy shots of exploding glasses of vino. Too bad, because it’s an otherwise fascinating look into an ultraexclusive process, persuasively depicting the power of the palate. show more

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