Our sommeliers create the perfect wine and food experience!
Many people have no idea of what sommeliers do, much less how to pronounce the word sommelier [suhm-uhl-yey]. Sommeliers are wine stewards and wine experts. They are extremely knowledgeable and highly trained wine professionals. In the past a sommelier traditionally worked in a fine dining restaurant where he specializes in all aspects of wine and food pairings as well as wine service. Sommeliers can often be easily identified, either wearing the tastevin on a ribbon or chain suspended around their neck, or more simply by their sommelier guild pin on their lapel.
The role of the sommelier is changing with the times. Today sommeliers are doing far more than just providing formal wine service in fine dining restaurants. With increasing demands for professional services, sommeliers are now employed by wineries, distilleries, breweries, wine and spirits distributors, bars and lounges, wine shops, tasting rooms, wine consultants, specialty food companies, food and wine magazines, and individuals.
WineryandWineAppraisals.com staff of sommeliers provide the following services.
WINE & SPIRITS CONSULTING:
Our staff of certified sommeliers consult with our clients for their private dinners, social events, soirees, galas, nonprofit special event fundraisers, corporate functions, airline menus, ship provisioning, private cellar inventory stocking issues, and much more. Additionally, our sommeliers will discuss appropriate wine storage methods; provide staff trainings, wine & spirits shopping consultation, and cellar building strategies.
HOSPITALITY & WINE EVENTS:
Our sommeliers will professionally staff your corporate or private food and wine events. These events may range from just a couple of hours up to corporate incentive or wine festival events lasting many days. Additionally our sommeliers provide decanting services, wine evaluations, bottle quality evaluations, wine education classes, cellar management services, and beverage management services.