February 24th – (North Hollywood – CALIF.) — While continuing to expand global coverage every week with new and original programming, SOMM TV, the first video streaming platform and full podcast network in the wine, food, and travel space, has dropped two new, full seasons of two wine-related television series this month.
The next season of Verticals is now available, with a new episode set for release every two weeks and season three of the series Blind Tasting Sessions has also been released, with an entertaining focus upon couples that challenge each other in tasting wines blind.
Verticals is a collection of stories, each brilliantly told as a cinematic short film. The first episode of the new season of Verticals focuses upon the historic Mayacamas Vineyards, a legendary pre-prohibition era winery nestled in the western mountain range of the Napa Valley in California. The story is told through personal insights from wine business icons including Phil Coturri, Jean Arnold Sessions, Claire Coppi, Andy Erickson, Kelli White and Braiden Albrecht, people who have each experienced, or been part of, the winery’s history. Watch the trailer for Verticals here.
Other episodes take viewers around the world diving into dreams, challenges and the human condition with experiences including rare and unprecedented access to Lafite Rothschild (France), Paul Hobbs (Sonoma, California; New York; Argentina), Martinelli (Sonoma, California), Clos du Val (Napa, California), Pierre Péters (Champagne, France) and Kitá Wines, Camins 2 Dreams / Tara Gomez (Santa Ynez Valley, California).
In addition to the people that help tell the tale of Mayacamas Vineyards, the second season of Verticals also includes these wine industry luminaries: Paul Hobbs, Agustina Hobbs, Shakera Jones, Olav Goelet, Bernard Portet, Ted Henry, Steven Spurrier, Julianna Martinelli, Lee Martinelli, Sr., Carolyn Martinelli, Tessa Gorsuch, Tara Gomez, Mireia Taribo, Richard Gomez, Elaine Chukan Brown, DLynn Proctor, Steve Matthiasson, Jonah Beer, John Williams, Julien Fayard, Rodolphe Peters, Baron Rothschild and Saskia Rothschild.
The third season of Blind Tasting Sessions, the series where wine professionals meet to blind taste each other on wines, also dropped this month on SOMM TV. Unique to this season, is that each episode features wine world couples ranging from vintners to winemakers to sommeliers, pairing up to taste wines blind, resulting in very entertaining challenge and conflict. Couples include Erin and Massimo Di Constanzo, Di Constanzo; Beverly and Arvind Sodhani, SODHANI Vineyards; Andrew and Amanda Pattison, Wine Director and Sommelier; Jill and Steve Matthaisson, Matthiasson Wines; Jonah and Sara Beer; Frog’s Leap Winery and True North Wine Merchants; Leslie and Rich Frank, Frank Family Vineyards; Tara Gomez and Mireia Taribo, Camins 2 Dreams; Jessica and Pete Stolpman, Stolpman Vineyards; and Cathy Corison and William Martin, Corison Winery. The trailer for Blind Tasting Sessions is available here.
SOMM TV is an independently-owned network of films, programs and podcasts related to wine, food and travel and has no relation to any sommelier group or wine organization, and a division of Forgotten Man Films.
Forgotten Man Films, the parent company of SOMM TV, was founded by the team that created and produced the SOMM documentary trilogy including filmmaker Jason Wise, producer Christina Wise and cinematographer Jackson Myers, with Diane Carpenter joining the series as executive producer of the second and third SOMM films.
SOMM TV is the first SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand) streaming platform and full podcast network in the wine, food, and travel space offering exclusive new shows, films, and educational content created from the ground up by the team that made the award-winning SOMM documentary series.
For viewers, SOMM TV is available on every device and smart TV worldwide through a custom app and website, and the free podcasts can be found on all major platforms including iTunes and Spotify. SOMM TV is widely accessible and affordable at just $5.99 per month, or $49.99 for a full year after a free three-day trial. Use promo code VERTICALS at checkout to receive the first 3 months of SOMM TV at 50% off.