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What Does It Take to Be a Standout Somm?

July 19, 2017

Sometimes, a memorable wine-drinking experience is about more than just what's in your glass—it also has to do with the person who helped you select it. A great sommelier does more than just pour your wine—take it from the thousands of excellent somms that work the floors of our 3,592 Restaurant Award winners. Wine Spectator wants to know what characteristic makes a truly great sommelier stand out to you.

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Which single characteristic makes a sommelier truly great?