SOMM follows four friends as they prepare for the Master Sommelier Exam, one of the toughest exams in the world. Since 1969, fewer than 200 sommeliers have passed the test and earned the title of Master. SOMM offers a view into a world few of us even knew existed – a world characterized by an obsessive attention to detail and a level of commitment that takes its toll on friends, family and most other aspects of life. More than anything it is a film that explores the wonderful and strange world of wine, and shows how easy it is to lose oneself in it.
JASON WISE is an American director. SOMM is his first feature length documentary, but he has also made short documentaries on social issues.