[Press release from Cleveland Cinemas.]
Wine lovers will have reason to rejoice the week of August 26th. The Capitol Theatre and the Cedar Lee Theatre will be screening the new documentary SOMM about the Court of Master Sommeliers. Directed by Cleveland native, Jason Wise, SOMM is a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world.
The film screens at the Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St., Cleveland) on Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00 PM and at the Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts.) on Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 PM. There will be a Q&A via Skype with Jason Wise following each showing.
Tasting events before each screening will be held at the following partner locations:
Toast (1365 W. 65th St.) will be hosting a tasting event with Master Sommelier Matt Citriglia (featured in the film) starting at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, August 27th before the screening at the Capitol Theatre. Space is limited and advance purchase is necessary for the tasting event. Tickets to the Toast tasting event are $30 (includes admission to the film) and can be purchased at clevelandcinemas.com or at the Capitol Theatre box office. Tickets to the Toast tasting event must be purchased in advance by 5:00 PM on Monday, August 26th.
The Wine Spot (2271 Lee Rd.) will be hosting a tasting event starting at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 28th before the screening at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Space is limited and advance purchase is necessary for the tasting event. Tickets to the Wine Spot tasting event are $30 (includes admission to the film) and can be purchased at clevelandcinemas.com or at the Cedar Lee Theatre box office. Tickets to the Wine Spot tasting event must be purchased in advance by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 27th.
Tickets for the film only are $10 can be purchased at the theatre box offices or clevelandcinemas.com in advance or the day of the screening.
Additional event happening in conjunction to the screenings of SOMM: Taste (2317 Lee Rd.) is hosting blind wine tastings August 26th - 29th from 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Each participant will receive three 2½ oz pours of selected wines, each in its own stem. A note sheet will also be provided for the tasters to make their own observations, aroma and flavor profile descriptions etc. Then each will be asked to identify the selections by varietal, country, region and age. The answers will be provided by the bar staff. Tastings will be conducted at the bar and the lounge areas. The cost will be $10.00 plus tax and gratuity.