Sommelier

Updated: 2019-07-02.

sommelier is a wine professional, usually hired by the most upscale restaurants and establishments, on staff to primarily suggest wine and food pairing to patrons. Some of the most luxurious hotel accommodations may also offer the services of a sommelier.

Some places may refer to a sommelier as a wine steward. There is also a “beer sommelier,” called a cicerone, who is trained in and knowledgeable about beer.

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