Directed by Robert Coe and Warwick Ross
Starring Pardon Taguzu, Joseph Dhafana, Marlvin Gwese, Denis Garret, Tinashe Nyamudoka, Jean Vincent Ridon
This immensely enjoyable documentary profiles the unique lives of four sommeliers as they travel to France to enter the World Wine Tasting Championship.
Joseph, Marlvin, Pardon and Tinashe are refugees who escaped violence in Zimbabwe to build new lives in neighbouring South Africa. Each of them struggled in the new country, facing prejudice and economic hardship as they supported their families. Finding jobs as waiters, each soon discovered a taste for the complex subtleties of wine. They all committed themselves to the art and ascended to the rank of sommelier, and after meeting each other, they decided to form a team to enter the Olympics of the wine tasting world in France.
A recorded Q&A will follow this screening featuring the two directors and three members of the team.