'Wild About Wine' Film Discussion

"Wild About Wine" with Donna Albano
September 8 
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

As part of the Stockton University Faculty & Friends Film Series, faculty member, Donna Albano, an associate professor in Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management Studies, will lead a live, interactive discussion on wine fundamentals based on three films: "SOMM", "UNCORKED" and "A Year in Burgundy." Please watch one, two or all three films in advance of the event.  

Discussion Films:

"SOMM", (2013), available to rent on Amazon Prime for $3.99. 
SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world—the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. Shrouded in secrecy, access to the Court Of Master Sommeliers has always been strictly regulated, and cameras have never been allowed anywhere near the exam, until now. How much do you think you know about wine? SOMM will make you think again. 

"UNCORKED", (2020) watch it for free on Netflix
Fueled by his love for wine, Elijah enrolls in a course to become a master sommelier, an elite designation given only to a handful who are able to pass its notoriously difficult exam. It's a dream that upends the expectations of his father who insists Elijah take over the popular Memphis barbeque joint that's been passed down from father to son since its inception. Uncorked is a hilarious and touching drama about a father and son who have to finally learn to listen to one another. 

"A YEAR IN BURGUNDY", (2013) watch it for free on Amazon Prime
The film follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France through the course of a full year, and delves into the cultural and creative process of making wine, as well as its deep ties to the land. 

Faculty Leading Discussion:

Donna Albano is an Associate Professor in the Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management Studies (HTMS) Program at Stockton University’s School of Business. Donna is responsible for teaching, research and service at the university as well as curriculum development, program review, and assessment. Donna teaches courses in hospitality and tourism management including Introduction to the Hospitality & Tourism Management, Hospitality Marketing, Leadership, Career Development, Internship and Wine Fundamentals. She developed Wine Fundamentals as an elective as a result of a sabbatical in 2016 to support the exploration of the wine industry and educational best practices to help define which areas of knowledge and skills in the wine educational process should be implemented in curriculum for Stockton’s HTMS program.