The Best Sommelier in the World


Landmark’s E Street Cinema Theater 1 Wed, May 1 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Production Country:Argentina
Original Language:Spanish, French, and English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Nicolás Carreras


Many of us picture a sommelier as someone who can take a sip of wine, knowing absolutely nothing about it, and miraculously guess which country it is from, the region, the grapes used to make it, and even the year it was made. This documentary about a competition with 60 countries represented to determine the Best Sommelier in the World, however, shows us that top sommeliers, for whom drinking wine is a blend of high-level knowledge and down-to-earth enjoyment, must also understand geography, biodiversity, climate, human society, pairing with food, event planning, food trends, and proper service. Taking place in Argentina, the 3-day contest progresses and as the field is reduced, the suspense builds for the final challenge among the three finalists. Wine lovers will revel in this film, but so will anyone who enjoys watching an intense competition among charismatic contestants.—Miguel Pendas