The world of wine hasn’t always been the way it is today. 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 new 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.
A pre-film wine tasting curated by Young’s Market will be held from 5:30-7pm for patrons 21 and over only, tickets are $40 and include 3 glasses of wine + admission to the film. The tasting will feature wines from Fetzer, Acrobat, Banshee, Cline Cellars and Hahn vineyards.
Tickets for the film only are $8/general admission, $7/students & seniors. The film will begin at 7pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit the National Ability Center.