The word sommelier derives from Latin first and then from Provençal, and originally indicates the driver of pack animals, then the person responsible for transporting wine and finally the cellarman. But what exactly does the sommelier do today?
The figure of the sommelier is central to us: it is thanks to these experts that we can find gems from niche wineries from all over the world. This is why we want to get to the bottom of this professional figure and understand more about it.
What does the sommelier do today?
Today, the sommelier is in fact the custodian of knowledge about wine , the one who has studied it, knows it thoroughly, knows how to describe and serve it, and who also suggests how to best enhance it through perfect pairings with food.
For the sommelier, tasting is an all-encompassing experience and describing a wine means exciting the listener , revealing aromas and flavors otherwise destined to remain unexpressed and suspended. The sommelier is the link between those who produce the wine and those who want to taste with curiosity.
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What does "sommelier" mean?
The word sommelier It derives from Latin first and then from Provençal. Etymologically, sommelier indicates the driver of pack animals , and later the person responsible for transporting wine ; the term then came to identify the cellarman .
What does Sommelier Wine Box do?
Sommelier Wine Box recovers the original dimension of the journey and offers a service (a wine club!) in which the sommelier is guide and companion at the same time, having the task of showing the way on a journey of discovery where he himself is asked to get involved firsthand.
Whether they are more or less award-winning sommeliers, they are people who know everything about an area, having traveled through it and studied it for years. It is because of their great experience that we rely on these professionals, among the best around, to introduce wine lovers to the lesser-known Italian wine excellences, to be discovered through their stories, their experience and extraordinary passion.
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How does Sommelier Wine Box work?
Thanks to the experience of the best sommeliers around and a highly innovative technological profiling system, we discover and propose, thanks to very particular wine selections, the most hidden and niche realities, from all over the world, which represent excellence wine that we can't wait to introduce you to.