A sommelier is a French word for a wine waiter. Now the wine waiter, or the Somm, the sommelier, is usually responsible for putting the wine list together in the first place. So he/she is likely to have the best knowledge of the wines.
Have you ever wondered how full to fill a glass of wine? And the reason why? There are a couple of reasons for this…
What to do when the cork is presented to you in a restaurant. Do you smell it? Do you hand it back?
Wine adventurer Francis Gimblett pulls no punches in explaining how wines should and shouldn’t be treated – whist wearing nothing but a burgundy coloured lounge suit jacket and white shirt. Really.
Francis Gimblett gives a few ideas of how to deal with a sommelier and some tips on what to do with the wine list.
This is very useful. Simple yet effective. How to chose the right food to go with your wine. Francis gives us a very good idea of how to do it.