Documentary on becoming a Master Sommelier plays in Victoria June 24

“The movie chronicles the rigors of becoming a certified Master Sommelier, a process far more difficult than many might imagine. Director Jason Wise took three years to follow four people studying to pass this prestigious exam.”


SOMM Documentary comes The Vic Theatre June 24 – One Night Only


The Movie

Set aside your Monday evening for a screening of SOMM: an intriguing, intense documentary on attaining the highest level of Sommelier achievement. EAT has been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to bring this “soon to be released” film to Victoria. This SOMM event decants both knowledge and pleasure—first with a great movie; then your evening can continue with a VIP wine and cheese reception featuring a gathering of dedicated Sommeliers to share their experience and expertise.

Four men will do anything to pass the most difficult test you’ve NEVER heard of…

SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world – the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the world’s most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations. Since its inception almost 40 years ago, less than 200 candidates have reached the exalted Master level. The exam covers literally every nuance in the world of wine, spirits and cigars.

Those who have passed have put at risk their personal lives, their well- being, and often their sanity to pull it off. Shrouded in secrecy, access to the Court Of Master Sommeliers has always been strictly regulated and cameras have never been allowed anywhere near the exam, until now.

How much do you think you know about wine? SOMM will make you think again.

SOMM takes you on the ultimate insider’s tour into a world of obsession, hope, and friendship in red, blanc and sometimes, rose.

The Reception
All that mystery, intrigue, and wine tasting is sure to whet your appetite for more. A ticket to the Vista 18 VIP Reception afterwards is a great way to continue your evening. Sampling wine, cheese, and charcuterie while enjoying lively conversation and stunning views over the city is a wonderful way to end a “movie night”

Doors open at 6:00 pm at The Vic Theatre
Film starts at 6:30 pm
VIP Reception at Vista 18 post-film, please note tickets are limited


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For out-of-town guests Chateau Victoria Hotel is offering reduced room rates ($125/room $155/suite). Call 250-382-4221 to reserve and let them know it’s for SOMM


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