sommelier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sommelier a waiter who manages wine service in a hotel or restaurant
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Usage

In literature:

And when the sommelier attempted to help him with the wine, he was elbowed vigorously.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
He had a professional talk with the sommelier while waiting for the soup, then settled down to enjoy his meal.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
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In news:

Working as a sommelier for one of Hawaii's best restaurants, this was the most popular question I received on the floor.
Uwishunu's Philly 101: Marnie Old, Sommelier and Beer Expert.
Video #84 of 101 Check out the video above to meet Marnie Old, Sommelier and Beer Expert, and learn about what she wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia.
Central Washington University in Ellensburg will soon offer a sommelier training course aimed at teaching students how to pair wines with food.
The Court of Master Sommeliers puts candidates through a grueling series of exams.
Two sommeliers go head-to-head with prospective pairings for a multicourse meal.
Each evening, sommeliers would select different libations—wine, cocktails, sake, beer—to pair against the same dish.
Are you concerned that the film will show the governing Court of Master Sommeliers or the exam in a negative light.
Also, the process of teaching and testing the sommeliers is one that the Court struggles with all the time.
But now the 26-year-old is one of the world's few beer sommeliers .
Sommeliers and chefs are not an elitist class of jerks (most of us aren't, anyway) who are trying to puzzle their diners with strange combinations.
Stout survived the three-level examinations organized by the Court of Master Sommeliers and can nail the presence of old French or new American oak with the best of them.
When a respected chef like Frances' Melissa Perello opens a new place, she can pick off prime talent, which is how Frances landed one of the city's best, least intimidating sommeliers .
Master sommeliers are expected to know everything about wine, from its history to how and where it is made.
After all, certified sommeliers are in demand -- most high end restaurants employ one -- and make decent wages.
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