Your movie Somm was about three candidates struggling to pass the test for the Master Sommelier degree. What’s Somm: Into the Bottle about?
I take 10 of the world’s most iconic, story-worthy bottles—legendary vintages of wines like Trimbach’s Clos Ste. Hune Riesling and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Échezeaux—and then I open them up on camera. For each one, we cover a huge range of topics: from how wine ages to sommeliers and their opinions to how much it costs; point scores and collectors; and history from ancient times to now. The film opens with the 2014 Napa earthquake and ends with the wine Leon Panetta and some of the CIA guys drank to celebrate killing Bin Laden.
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What on earth would a person open to celebrate removing a terrorist threat?