Latest Sommeliers Stories

2011-03-01 11:13:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine & Spirits magazine releases the results of its 22nd Annual Restaurant Poll today, reporting on the most popular wines in America's top restaurants for the fourth quarter of 2010. Sommeliers commented that their high-end clients were spending more generously, specifically on the classics rather than the cult wines. And overall, they report that wine sales are on the rise after a two-year hiatus. 62.6% of respondents said wine sales had...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Capital Grille announced today the return of the popular Master Wine Tasting Event, which will showcase a robust collection of remarkable wines hand-selected by one of the world's few Master Sommeliers, George Miliotes. This one-of-a-kind event will offer wine enthusiasts the rare opportunity to sample well-known vintages as well as insider wines they'll want to know, from five of the world's most celebrated wine growing regions. "I strongly...

2010-05-18 12:35:00

LOS ANGELES, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This December, on a new 10-day itinerary, the U.S. Ambassador of Tequila and Latin American master sommeliers and chefs will showcase the essence of Latin flavor aboard Crystal Cruises' Wine and Food Experiences of Discovery voyage. Aboard Crystal Symphony's Mexican Riviera voyage, the top culinary talent from Mexico will lead cooking demos and special menus, wine pairing and tasting sessions, and specialty cocktail classes. The cruise sails round-trip...

2010-04-16 05:24:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At the end of hotly contested finals, Gerard Basset - Hotel Terra Vina, located in Hampshire, England - stylishly carried off the Concours A.S.I. prize for the World's best sommelier 2010 and now holds the World title for a period of three years. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100416/386681 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090619/350192-b ) This 13th Edition of the Concours du meilleur Sommelier...

2009-07-11 12:00:05

Italy's Senate tabled a bill to create an official registry for sommeliers after growing opposition from a group representing wine tasters, officials said. There is no need for an official registry, said Terenzio Medri, who heads the Association of Italian sommeliers. The profession of sommelier already exists and we offer a precise training procedure to become an official expert. Sen. Pierfrancesco Gamba said he introduced the bill because the demand for professional sommeliers is growing...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'