The Master Sommelier Exam: The Hardest Test You've Never Heard Of

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Brian McClintic is one of the four sommeliers profiled in the documentary SOMM. The film follows the somms as they attempt to pass the Master Sommelier exam, a notoriously difficult feat that to date only 201 individuals worldwide have accomplished. In the movie, the cameras are not allowed in the testing rooms, so Good Food producer Gillian Ferguson asks McClintic what happens behind those closed doors. She also tests his chops with a blind tasting at Bodega Wine Bar in Santa Monica. Find out how he fares.

McClintic is opening Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant in Santa Barbara with fellow sommelier Eric Railsback this summer. The movie SOMM is now available on iTunes and Amazon.