Definition of sommelier
: a waiter in a restaurant who has charge of wines and their service : a wine steward
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Cocktail lovers can get tableside presentations from the bartender, and descriptions of wine pairings from the house sommelier.
Kramar, a sommelier, looked after the wine while Roš manned the front of the house.
Bloomberg Pursuits quizzed a half-dozen sommeliers, who spend their time trying to suggest the best pairings, about the most common goofs.
Favorites among sommeliers include Château De Lascaux Coteaux du Languedoc, Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais and Domaine du Salvard Cheverny.
JUSTIN master sommelier Joseph Spellman will host a Wine 101 presentation.
Since 2009, Air France has taken airline food and wine to new, exciting places by partnering with famous chefs and sommeliers.
The event will be hosted by sommelier Stephanie Pack from Red Restaurant Group.
Syrah sales in the U.S. are stubbornly moribund despite the passionate exhortations of countless winemakers, sommeliers, writers, retailers and hard-core fans.
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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: 1829See Words from the same year
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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