Experts in this field are specialists in wine procurement, storage and cellar rotation and are responsible for curating wine suggestions for restaurants depending on the consumers preferences, budget and its compatibility with the food. They are also knowledgeable in how to properly serve wine and can provide training for the staff.

Most sommeliers begin in the hospitality industry and have some experience working at a restaurant or winery. To gain further qualifications, experts complete education programs like the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). The highest qualification is gaining a Master Sommelier diploma which only 5% of entrants have passed.

Sommeliers maybe required to comment on food safety, quality or issueswith trademark laws.

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Expertise in Action

Sommeliers curate wine lists based on its compatibility with the restaurants food, inform staff on the wine and how to serve it including correct glassware and temperature, inventory management, interacting with customers to determine their tastes and preferences, studying wine to keep up with the current trends.

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