SOMM: Into The Bottle (2015)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB

USA, 2015.  Screenplay by ,Jason Wise.  Cinematography by .  Produced by Jackson Myers, Christina Tucker, Jason Wise.  Music by .  Film Editing by , Jackson Myers, Jason Wise.

Jason Wise follows up his successful 2012 documentary on the career paths of a group of sommeliers with another look into the world of oenophiles. This time he gathers up a group of wine experts from around the world to explain, in ten smart steps, the various aspects of producing and serving wine that prove that its appreciation touches on so many other aspects of life. Wine doesn’t grow anywhere ugly, so we assume that running your own vineyard is a glamorous job but actually we see here that is quite difficult; being a specialist enough to serve it in a restaurant is not just matter of taste either, but of knowing about appealing to the lifestyle and personality of the people you are dealing with.  Smart, quick and bursting with appealing personalities, Wise’s film is such a great ride that even decided non-drinkers of the stuff (including yours truly) will enjoy it thoroughly.

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