Discovering wine through some of the best documentaries ever made about it is a perfect way to get a smooth introduction to the subject. You’ll probably want to open a bottle so make sure you have some left nearby. Here we go!
Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.
Somm: into the bottle (2015)
The history, politics and pleasure of wine told through opening ten very different bottles.
Somm 3 (2018)
Three of the greatest legends in wine meet to drink the rarest bottles of their careers, while the best blind tasters of today gather to settle an age-old argument. The results could change the world of wine forever.
A documentary on the impact of globalization on the world’s different wine regions.
Look inside one of the most intimate wine growing regions in the world, Napa Valley, as we follow the journey of new beginnings and mastering a craft.
Red Obsession (2013)
The great chateaux of Bordeaux struggle to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a powerful status symbol in booming China.
Blood into wine (2010)
Take a look inside the life of one of Rock music’s most mysterious and interesting figures. With winemaking in his blood, multiplatinum recording artist Maynard James Keenan sets out to bring notoriety to Arizona’s burgeoning wine regions.
Wine calling (2018)
While there are more than 3 000 wine growers in France, less than 3 percent of them are working in biodynamic or natural methods of wine production.
Barolo Boys. The story of a revolution (2014)
For the first time on the big screen, the film tells the fascinating story of one on the world’s most famous wines and how it exploded as a world phenomenon.
A year in Champagne (2014)
With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we get a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne through six houses, from small independent makers to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger.
A year in Burgundy (2013)
The film follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France through the course of a full year and delves into the cultural and creative process of making wine, as well as its deep ties to the land.
A year in Port (2016)
With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we journey into Portugal’s spectacular Douro Valley to explore the mystery and complexity of the world of port.
So….What are your favorite ones? Tell us in the comments below!