i’ve seen other documentaries like this before – follow a few people looking to pass a really hard test and see what happens. the one that pops into my mind is the one about the bar exam (a lawyer walks into a bar). this was more intriguing than that. i basically think that wine criticism is largely a rouse and that wine is mostly for higher class functioning alcoholics. the fact that some people dedicate their lives to picking up hints of american oak and blackberries and discovering new ways to describe the smells of varying wines is a bit troublesome to me. all that said, the documentary was pretty compelling from a horse race sort of point of view. i wanted to see who would pass the test and who wouldn’t. if you’re into wine then you should definitely watch it because it’ll probably be very impressive seeing these people get so much out of a glass of wine.