But back in our day
The emergence of wine critics and an estimated jury in the world of winemaking has greatly simplified the lives of ordinary consumers (you can safely rely on the assessment of an independent expert and not waste time tasting bad wine), which cannot be said about the producers. In the literal sense, critics are able to decide the fate of sales, and hence the production of wine in general: self-respecting wine boutiques try to work only with those wines that received good reviews from an authoritative jury. Leading world critics with their opinions are able to shape the fashion for a particular brand of wine. Continue reading
Winemaking, despite its venerable age, continues to develop tirelessly: preserving traditions, technologies are being improved, new recipes and terms are emerging. All this contributed to the emergence of new professions “at winemaking”. One of these is a sommelier.
BUT FEW WHO KNOWS WHO SUCH A SOMEL is REALLY?
The French Union Sommelier gives the following definition of this profession: it is a person whose duties include serving drinks to clients of an institution, consultations on choice, and even table setting. Continue reading