From the Right Bank of Bordeaux to the Sonoma Coast in California to Alto Adige in Italy, the A Closer Look series takes viewers on a visual journey of wine regions around the world with expert guidance from professionals who live there. A series perfect for those learning about wine or simply fueling their passion. Each episode gets an in-depth look at specific grapes, history, geology and more in the world’s greatest wine regions.
Explore the historic region of Alsace or take an inside look at Beaujolais with winemaker Alain Coudert. Discover the wines and regions of Washington State with Bob Betz, MW. Learn more about Meursault, a commune in France that produces Chardonnay. Dive into the wines and areas of the Northern Rhone. Plus, the red wine Brunello di Montalcino from Italy.
There are more specific episodes including a deep dive into biodynamic farming. We also take a closer look at grapes like Godello, grown in Galicia, and Mencia, grown in the northwestern part of Spain.
With nearly 30 episodes and more coming, there are single episodes and groups to give you the complete background. Get an inside look at Washington State in its three part series. Explore Champagne in three episodes detailing the history of the region, the wines, and the difference between big Champagne houses known as “negotiants” and smaller grower producers. And don’t miss the three part series on Sherry including its history, the different types and how they’re made, their flavor profiles, and what foods pair best with each type.
How to Watch
A Closer Look will give you an inside look into some of the most renowned wine regions in the world. All without having to leave your couch. Use code SOMM_MAG for 50% off your first 3 months of SOMM TV and start watching now.
Nadine Nettmann is the Editorial Director of SOMM TV, a Certified Sommelier, and the author of the award-nominated Sommelier Mystery Series.