Jason Wise’s “Somm” series continues to improve as the franchise evolves and more characters get thrown into the mix.
The latest installment, “Somm 3,” is a good-natured tour of the wine world that seems built to appeal to both newbies and fans of the first two films.
“Somm 3” merges the most successful elements of the first two films. It’s both a profile of three absolute legends (critic Jancis Robinson, sommelier Fred Dame, and merchant Steven Spurrier) and a deep dive into wine innovation, past and present, with commentary from a group of young firebrand sommeliers.
With multiple feature-length documentaries exploring variations on the same theme, the format of this series is a bit of an anomaly in the food/beverage entertainment landscape.
The best way to look at the “Somm” films is as an ongoing project, similar to the Up Series, as opposed to three distinct films.
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