Expansion of Sommelier Designations

“Somm” is fast becoming the shorthand for just about any knowledgeable specialist in a restaurant who traffics in quaffable tastes and aromas and advises on what goes best with what. Calling yourself a tea somm, for example, underscores the idea that tea deserves the same respect as wine—especially when top examples cost as much as $1,000 a pound.




Photo: Christopher Day at Eleven Madison Park Restaurant in NYC

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