Monday, March 13, 2017

Documentary: Somm

I had the house to myself on Saturday so I spent most of the night watching Netflix. I have a goal on my 101 to 1001 list to watch 20 documentaries... so far I've watched one, so I really need to get better.

Enter: Somm.

My cousin had recommended it and I was getting tired of Gilmore Girls (I can't stand Dean!!!) so I decided to watch it. And OMG it's so good.


Somm follows 4 people as they prepare for their Master Sommelier exam, which is one of the hardest exams in the world. In the 40 years that the Master Somm exam has been around, only 197 people have passed it... and some of them have taken the test over and over and over again.

I know next to nothing about wine - I'm perfectly fine with drinking the cheapest one with my dinner because honestly I can't tell the difference. But the people that Somm follows... it's unreal. They can smell and taste so many different things that I didn't even know were possible to smell in a wine!

I definitely would recommend this documentary... if nothing else, you will at least root for the four taking the exam because you've seen all they have to do to prepare for it!

Somm is available on Netflix, and so is part 2, Somm: Into the Bottle, which hopefully I'll be able to watch soon!

Let me know if you've seen Somm, or have any documentary recommendations for me!

16 comments :

  1. Oooh this sounds so interesting! I want to learn more about wine so this would be perfect. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. I had a beverage theory course in first year uni and my instructor has some sommelier courses under his belt, it is so intense. I myself don't actually like drinking much so it was so hard for me.

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  3. Wait, this sounds super interesting! As a wine appreciater I'll definitely have to check this out - thank you for the recommendation.

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  4. I will look into it when I want a documentary but... yeah, depending on where you are on the GG journey, Dean can be a real piece of work >_<

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  5. I've never heard of this before! I will definitely have to check it out.

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  6. Hmm sounds interesting! I'll look it up.

    -Alix

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  7. Sounds like an interesting documentary!! But try to get past the dumb Dean stuff on Gilmore Girls and keep watching! It gets soooooo much better!

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  8. This sounds fascinating! I'll have to watch this next time I have a night off!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  9. That is crazy! I would love to watch this! Adding it to my watch list now. :)

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  10. Oooh! Always looking for recommendations on what to watch next. This sounds like a good one!
    Katie | www.millennialonthemove.com

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  11. Oh I need to watch this, sounds like a good one especially because I really love learning about wine too!

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  12. This sounds super interesting! I've never heard of this but I'll have to check it out!

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  13. I usually only watch docs when I stumble across them on YouTube or get bored on Netflix, but I might check this one out! And the 101 in 1001 sounds super cool – how did you come up with 101 things?! I tried to do a 30 before 30 list and I ran out of ideas haha.

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    1. It was really tough haha and it took me a while, but I just sat down one night with my friend and her boyfriend and we wrote down everything we could think of!

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