Sommeliers - What Next?!
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Sommeliers. SO MANY QUESTIONS! What even IS a sommelier - or a Master Sommelier? What makes a great sommelier? How have sommeliers been affected by the pandemic, when hospitality has been devastated? What's all this about the lack of diversity among sommeliers? What of the very serious scandals that have played out in very public and traumatic fashion at the Court of Master Sommeliers-Americas lately?! Ultimately: what does the future hold for sommeliers, this proud and historic profession that has really been through the wringer of late? We ask these questions (and many more) of a star line-up of guests: Emily Wines MS, Chair of the Board of the Court of Master Sommeliers-Americas. Audrey Annoh-Antwi, sommelier and front of house at Lorne restaurant in London and Be Inclusive Hospitality ambassador. Jason Wise, director of the Somm movies and founder of Somm TV. And we get...some hard-hitting, thought-provoking and fascinating answers, which we discuss amongst ourselves while also recommending wines from Help4Hospitality AND offering you a fun prize giveaway. If sommeliers are all about hospitality - then this podcast is the same. Dedicated to the memory of two fine sommeliers, and fine friends: Terry Threlfall and Gerard Basset.
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