Ross Lincoln is a Deadline contributor.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the North American rights to Somm, by first-time documentary feature director Jason Wise. Somm, which screened recently at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, shines a light on the secretive Court of Master Sommeliers, following four men preparing to take the Master Sommelier exam and graduate to the exclusive ranks of the world’s foremost experts in wine. Wise also wrote the documentary and co-produced along with Christina Wise and Jackson Myers. It is executive produced by William Fowler and will be released in Summer 2013.