Sommelier: Do You Have What It Takes?


som·me·lier (sml-y, sôm-ly) n. : A wine steward in a restaurant.

A pretty unimpressive definition for a fancy sounding title! A good sommelier, however, is forever honing his craft, learning wines, grapes, and studying terrior (see earlier blog). He or she also knows what wine pairs with what food.

The ultimate designation in the wine world is that of Master Sommelier. This grueling examination requires years of work and study. Test director Shayn Bjornholm presents some average numbers to give us an idea of just what it takes to earn the most prestigious title in the wine world.


If you think you might have what it takes, you better get started practicing! You can begin by making your selections from the Wine Shop!