I loved this documentary about the journey to become Master Sommalier!
The movie followed 4 characters closely when they began to prepare for the certification examination for Master Sommelier diploma, the highest of all professional credential.
According to the website, in 40 years since the establishment of the Court of Master Sommelier as the international examination body, there were only 219 people who had become master sommelier.
There were 4 levels of certification for sommeilers, starting from intro, to certified, to advanced then master; this movie focused on the last step.
The exam consisted of 3 parts: written theory, tasting and service.
For the theory part, the characters in the movie indicated that the examiner could ask any obscure questions on anything about wine geography, production, storage, grapes, international wine laws, distillation methods of different liquors and even knowledge on cigar (seemingly unrelated to my layman’s eye).