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The Best Sommelier in the World

El Mejor Sommelier del Mundo

Argentina, 2018
80 minutes, Color
Official website

Many of us picture a sommelier as someone who can take a sip of wine, knowing absolutely nothing about it, and miraculously guess which country it is from, the region, the grapes used to make it, and even the year it was made. This documentary about a competition with 60 countries represented to determine the Best Sommelier in the World, however, shows us that top sommeliers, for whom drinking wine is a blend of high-level knowledge and down-to-earth enjoyment, must also understand geography, biodiversity, climate, human society, pairing with food, event planning, food trends, and proper service. Taking place in Argentina, the 3-day contest progresses and as the field is reduced, the suspense builds for the final challenge among the three finalists. Wine lovers will revel in this film, but so will anyone who enjoys watching an intense competition among charismatic contestants. —Miguel Pendás

In Spanish, French, and English with English subtitles

IN PERSON: Lindsey Fern
Sommelier, The Inn at Little Washington
(Wednesday, May 1 screening only)

Lindsey Fern is a certified Sommelier at the renowned Inn at Little Washington. She offers diners advice and guidance on wine collections and food pairings and she helps wine lovers better acquaint themselves with wine. The Inn at Little Washington, which has become the DC area’s first three-Michelin-starred restaurant, has a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine list (23 years and counting).

Wednesday, May 1
6:00 PM
Thursday, May 2
6:00 PM

Trailers may not have subtitles but all of our foreign language films do.
Having trouble viewing the trailer? See it here.