What is a sommelier?

A sommolier is someone who is a wine expert and “possesses expert knowledge of fine wines.

Here is a bit of history about the word sommelier:

“The word “sommelier” is derived from the Late Latin term sagma, meaning “pack saddle.” In Old French, the word somier meant “pack animal.” By the days of Middle French, the term “soumelier” had evolved to describe a court official who was responsible for supply transportation; the supply of wine was no doubt an important element in the bounty!”

Check out this YouTube trailer called SOMM about the complexities of becoming a sommolier:

    As a sommelier you will have extensive knowledge about:
  • grapes used
  • regions where the grapes were grown
  • vineyards where the grapes were grown
  • vintages of the wines.

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