According to Decanter.com’s Jess Lander, a third installment of the Somm series of movies about sommeliers and the wine making process will be released, possibly later this year. The film will feature some of the world’s most renowned sommeliers. She writes:
A third ‘Somm’ film is in production and features an all-star cast of wine’s most respected figures, including Steven Spurrier, the man responsible for staging the 1976 Judgement of Paris and a long-serving Decanter consultant editor. Respected wine critic Jancis Robinson MW and renowned master sommelier Fred Dame also feature.
The new film will feature the trio together in the same room, tasting through some of the world’s finest wines.
‘There’s no question that this is the absolute best cast I’ve had, times 1,000,’ said director Jason Wise of the currently untitled film.
The first ‘Somm’, released in 2012, followed four Master Sommelier hopefuls as they tirelessly prepared for the notoriously rigorous exam.
A 2015 sequel, ‘Somm: Into the Bottle’, centered on everything that goes into making wine, from weather to war to scores.
Wise said this next film was ‘the most ambitious of the three’, and will shift the focus to the people who most significantly shaped the wine industry.
‘The second film was more of a parenthesis around the first one. We needed to show what these somms are crazy about,’ said Wise.
‘For the third one, we really wanted to go back to the people who got us to where we are in wine today.’
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