Definition of sommelier
: a waiter in a restaurant who has charge of wines and their service : a wine steward
Recent Examples of sommelier from the web
My strategy for Roger turned out to be in line with the tactics that top sommeliers employ to persuade customers to try something new.
The Cushmans are quite a talented couple, Tim a conjurer of surprising flavors and Nancy a charismatic sommelier of sake and a keyboardist.
Top Aussie sommelier and ANZWA judge Mark Protheroe also calls out the Barbera produced on Waiheke by Poderi Crisci.
When one of my guests didn’t like a sample of a red being offered by the glass, the sommelier decided to argue, defending his choice instead of pouring something new.
I’d be pretty skeptical of the guest’s scorecard if the sommelier who garnered every point listed above said goodbye to an unhappy customer … at least as far as the wine service is concerned.
Sommeliers were up in arms; wine writers were up in arms.
In-house sommelier Linda Torres Alarcon will pair a wine with each plate.
Andrea Immer is a master sommelier and the beverage director of Windows on the World in New York.
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Origin and Etymology of sommelier
French, from Middle French soumelier official charged with transportation of supplies, from Old French, pack animal driver, probably alteration of *sommerier, from somier pack animal, from Medieval Latin saugmarius, from Late Latin sagma packsaddle — more at sumpter
First Known Use: 1829
SOMMELIER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sommelier for English Language Learners
: a waiter in a restaurant who is in charge of serving wine
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