Mark and Tom Wilcox are father-and-son importers specializing in artisan French wines, particularly from Burgundy. We import wines from winemakers we know personally. Our goal is to bring wine drinkers closer to winemakers.
“Champagne and crémant are both made using the méthode traditionnelle (known as the méthode champenoise until the Champenois called in their lawyers). The process involves two fermentations: first in regular vats or barrels, and then a second in bottle under cork. The CO2 produced in the second fermentation can’t escape the bottle, and is dissolved into the wine.”
It is this varied landscape that wine importer David Berry Green says makes the case for further delineation. He argues that the nine villages of Chianti Classico—Greve, Panzano, Radda, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi, Gaiole, Barberino, San Casciano and Castellina—each impart their own specific characteristics on the wine.
SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world—the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the world’s most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations. Since its inception almost 40 years ago, less than 200 candidates have reached the exalted Master level. The exam covers literally every nuance of the world of wine, spirits and cigars. Those who have passed have put at risk their personal lives, their well-being, and often their sanity to pull it off. Shrouded in secrecy, access to the Court Of Master Sommeliers has always been strictly regulated, and cameras have never been allowed anywhere near the exam, until now. How much do you think you know about wine? SOMM will make you think again.
Glad we stayed on the supply-side of this equation.