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Sommeliers: Love 'Em or Leave 'Em Be?

March 4, 2015

You're seated in a restaurant, the server arrives with a good-size wine list and your dining companions turn to you, the wine lover. What's your approach—DIY or get professional help?

When dining at a restaurant, is it important to you to have a sommelier available to assist with your selections?

Yes, I think their expert guidance on their list and the food pairings is essential to the dining experience

No, I know my tastes and prefer to make the decisions on my own anyway

Doesn't matter; I'm fine with asking the server or ordering a familiar name/grape/region if there's no somm around

Sometimes, such as special occasions, unfamiliar cuisine, esoteric wine selections or when dining with companions with divergent tastes


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