Tag: wine service

In defence of the sommelier

Stereotypically snooty, the sommelier has – historically, at least – had a bad rep; here, Joshua Friend explains just why wine service matters and how to make the most of those creating restaurant wine lists

Battle of the sommeliers

The sip-slurping masters of our wine lists do much more than just pour wine. We sent Sophie Thorpe to watch Britain’s finest sommeliers pitched against one another and to find out just what it takes to become the best