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by Cristina A. Gonzalez
February 6, 2013 4:14 PM
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New Documentary Exploring the Exclusive Court of Master Sommeliers to Open This Summer

Still from 'SOMM' Samuel Goldwyn Films

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the U.S. rights to writer/director Jason Wise's "SOMM," a documentary following four men as they prepare for the Master Sommelier exam.

The Court of Master Sommeliers was created 40 years ago and in that time there have been less than 200 candidates who have passed their master level exam.  The film introduces viewers to the secretive and exclusive world of wine that has never before opened its doors to allow cameras.

Senior Vice President of Samuel Goldwyn Films, said "Jason has made an extremely entertaining film that anyone who has ever stumbled through a restaurant wine list will love. This is an amazing world and if you thought you knew something about wine, you don't."

Goldwyn plans to release the film this summer.