Yes, many people love Sideways. Many people also love Justin Bieber and GWAR for that matter, too. Point is, to now there hasn’t been a film about wine that’s universally agreed to be good. That may be about to change.
SOMM, coming soon from director Jason Wise and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films, holds plenty of promise. I was invited to a screening tonight that I couldn’t accept due to prior commitments – but after watching the trailer, I instantly questioned my social-calendar decision-making abilities. SOMM appears to be one heck of a story about the insanity involved with obtaining – or failing to pass – the Master Sommelier certification. If the two-minute trailer below doesn’t intrigue you, odds are it’ll at least make you thirsty…and even a little dizzy.