Tuesday, August 08, 2017


Last Friday night, Janie, Sharon and I had dinner at the taco bar at Mesa Mercado in the Milagro Centre. Afterwards, Janie talked us into watching Somm on Netflix.

Somm is a 2013 documentary. It follows four sommeliers as they attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam. The test has one of the lowest pass rates in the world; the pass rate is less than 1%. It is common for many Sommeliers to make five or more attempts before finally achieving success.

One part of the three part exam is a blind tasting of six different wines. I always laugh when I hear people describing all of the different flavors that they can taste in a wine. My taste buds are not particularly sensitive.

The film was surprisingly watchable. I give it a mild thumbs up.

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