The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) has announced Samuel Goldwyn Films’ “Somm: Into the Bottle” will have its world premiere as the Opening Night Film on November 11. The film marks writer-director Jason Wise’s sequel to his 2013 film “Somm,” which had its world premiere as the Opening Night Film at NVFF in 2012.
The official synopsis reads: “Through the eyes of the world’s greatest somms and winemakers, ‘Somm: Into the Bottle’ raises the curtain on the seldom-seen world that surrounds the wine we drink by allowing viewers intimate access to the most accomplished sommeliers in the world, as well as to some of the most prestigious winemakers working today. By opening some of the world’s most rare bottles of wine, the viewer will understand how a wine ages, what happens in a cellar and exactly what oak in wine means. The film takes a look at how history has impacted wine, from the Romans, to Prohibition, to the World Wars and even current events such as the Napa Earthquake.”
“We were honored in 2012 to host the world premiere of ‘Somm,’ so it makes it doubly sweet to be hosting the world premiere of the sequel,” said NVFF Executive & Artistic Director Marc Lhormer. “If you know and love wine, you know that when you plant a new vineyard, it takes five years until the grapes are good enough to go ‘into the bottle,’ so we’re thrilled to open our fifth annual Napa Valley Film Festival with such a prestigious film.”
The 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival takes place November 11-15.