The SOMM Journal

August / September 2015

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102 { THE SOMM JOURNAL } AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2015 Stump the Masters OUR NYC PANEL OF MASTER SOMMELIER CANDIDATES HONE THEIR CHOPS ON TEN INTRIGUING GLASSES OF WINE The crew from the Esquire Network's cable television show SOMM taped during the tasting. by Lana Bortolot / photos by Doug Young team captain: Mike Madrigale, Head Sommelier, Bar Boulud/Boulud Sud/Épicerie Boulud, NYC AS READERS OF THE QUAFF REPORT KNOW, EACH REPORT FEATURES A panel of New York's top tasters hand-picked by team captain Mike Madrigale. But this issue we took a break from our usual format to feature three candidates preparing for the Court of Sommeliers Master Sommelier diploma exam. Our student panel will be featured in the upcoming Esquire Network cable series SOMM, which, like the cult documentary of 2012, traces the trials, tribulations and tri- umphs of seekers of that coveted title. The producers of SOMM shot on site as our panel of four powered through a selection of ten wines.

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