As part of our annual Sommelier Summit, we invite you to join us for a screening of the documentary film SOMM 3. The event will kick-off at 5 p.m. with special pre-screening wine reception sponsored by Banfi Wines. The screening will begin at 6 p.m.
In 1976, Steven Spurrier held the Judgment of Paris, a blind tasting where American wines beat out the classic French wines and put wine on a global platform. Wine critics like Jancis Robinson, one of the most prolific wine writers, started to influence what wine people drank. And then there’s Fred Dame, father of the restaurant wine list and the man that made the sommelier profession what it is today. In SOMM 3, these three legends of the industry sit down in Paris to taste the rarest bottles of their careers. Meanwhile, Dustin Wilson gathers the greatest blind tasters of today in New York City for a secret tasting similar to the original Judgment of Paris, with the goal to see if any of the world’s Pinot Noirs can stand up to the greatest Burgundies of France. In the end, both tastings cross with results that could change the world of wine forever.
Admission to the event is complimentary for Sommelier Summit attendees and $15 for the general public. Admission includes access to the film screening and wine tasting during the pre-screening reception. Pre-registration is suggested. If the screening is not sold out, remaining tickets will be available for pick up at our Will Call table on the day of the event (while supplies last).