What's the hardest test you've ever heard of? For many, the bar exam -- the test every aspiring attorney must pass in order to legally practice law -- will come to mind. The test's difficulty cannot be denied; only about 55,000 people pass every year.
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But the fact is, the test to become a Master Sommelier is much, much more difficult to pass than the bar exam. It's so challenging, so all-out consuming in every way, that fewer than 150 people in the United States have passed it -- ever -- since the United Kingdom's Court of Master Sommeliers started offering the once-a-year, three-day master's exam in 1969. So first-time director Jason Wise decided to make a film about it -- and that film, SOMM, premieres tonight at the Sie FilmCenter.
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