Many months ago we discussed the Indie Film, Somm, made with unprecedented access that takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional, and illuminating look into one of the world’s most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations – the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. Continue reading
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Film Somm Premiers In Dallas June 19 For One Night Only
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Sip Like a Somm: 2001 Senorio de P Pecina Reserva Rioja
2001 Senorio de P Pecina Reserva Rioja
I feel now is the time to get into the austere yet mellow, and sometimes confused wines of Rioja. Made from a traditionally thin skinned variety known as Tempranillo, these wines stylistically can take oak for a long time, and a lot of it.
Brooding aromas of coffee and vanilla, followed by notes of stale leather and iron are married with dark red and dried black fruits. A gifted interpretation of one of my favorite Riojas comes in this week at an affordable price.
Film SOMM Features Dallas Sommelier
We thought you might get a kick out of this clip of a film coming soon. Somm is the story of four Sommeliers attempting to pass the Prestigious Master Sommelier Exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.
The exam covers literally anything having to do with the entire world of wine and that is just the beginning. Access to the Court Of Master Sommeliers has always been strictly regulated and cameras have never been allowed anywhere near the exam, until now.
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