This was much better than SOMM (2012), which following sommelier students studying and attempting to pass their final exam. This documentary focuses more on the wineries, traditions, the lands and various processes. While there are many alluring tours of famous winery's vast and old cellar collections (never has moldy bottles looked so appetizing) and tons of eloquent wine descriptions and conversations, there was also a bad ass scene of a man opening a rare bottle of wine with a large sword and gracefully and properly pouring it into an awaiting wine glass after he told you why this vintage is so good and how excited he was to taste it. It did try to teach you why certain wine cost so much and why they are worth it....for those with an educated pallet. But it also didn't turn its nose up at the under $10 bottles either and it did show how those wines are produced differently. Pretty big difference. I felt more educated after and it was very enjoyable and picturesque. Solid and effective documentary.
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