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SOMM (2012)

Somm (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 June 2013 (Canada)
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Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.

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Jason Wise

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Jason Wise
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Bo Barrett Bo Barrett ... Self
Shayn Bjornholm Shayn Bjornholm ... Self
Dave Cauble Dave Cauble ... Self
Ian Cauble Ian Cauble ... Self
Andrea Cecci Andrea Cecci ... Self
Fred Dame Fred Dame ... Self
Elizabeth Dowty Elizabeth Dowty ... Self
Whitney Fisher Whitney Fisher ... Self
Jay Fletcher Jay Fletcher ... Self
Jean Marie Fourrier Jean Marie Fourrier ... Self
Wilhelm Haag Wilhelm Haag ... Self
Drew Hendricks Drew Hendricks ... Self
Michael Jordan Michael Jordan ... Self
Geoff Kruth Geoff Kruth ... Self
Mercedes Lam Mercedes Lam ... Self
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Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.

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The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the world's most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations. Since its inception in 1969, 230 candidates ( as of 2016 ) have reached the exalted Master level. The exam covers every nuance of the world of wine, spirits and cigars. See more »

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Somm, or how to turn a wonderful art and cultural achievement into a soulless competition
23 August 2014 | by manuatimdbSee all my reviews

Wine is one of the most beautiful things in the world, combining history, culture,art, nature and tradition. It is made in order for people to have more joy in their lives. At least thats the attitude most wine drinkers in the old world countries have towards wine. Unfortunately, since countries like Great Britain and the United States never had such an old wine tradition like for instance counties like Italy or France, some people over there got everything wrong and because of their incapacity of feeling and respecting wine like they should do, they started to build an "elite" community, called master sommeliers. The only purpose of this "elite" community is to use wine as a subject of some kind of completely soulless competition. The result is shown in its full cruelty in this film. Teachers (Master Sommeliers) as well as students (Master Sommelier candidates) are doing their best to let wine seem like a cardio machine in a fitness studio. Culture is something these people have never understood and will never understand. For real wine lovers who know what wine is made for, with at least little glimpse of cultural background, education and, above all, heart, this film is hardly bearable.


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Release Date:

21 June 2013 (Canada) See more »

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Burgundy, France See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$28,050, 23 June 2013

Gross USA:

$174,197

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,197
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