Until some universally acceptable closure is developed, my advice to producers from a sommelier's
point of view is simple: Make a good wine, and we'll be happy to pour it--no matter how you choose to seal the bottle.
Even diners who are knowledgeable about wine can benefit from the sommelier's advice as he would know which wines go best with which entrees.
Extensive and frequent travel is part of the sommelier's career.
In March 2003, she graduated from the wine university, obtained a sommelier's
license, and has worked at Lavinia, a large wine shop in Paris, and other shops.
Public relations, marketing, and education related to wine are part of a sommelier's
He is also launching a Sommelier's
Club, where guests can come and taste an exclusive selection of wines.
Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier's
Advice for Partnering Wine with Food (University of California Press, May 2006, $29.