What's up, you may ask, with the expanding definition of sommelier that now has stretched to include smoothies, tea, beer and spirits? As wine educator Marianne M. Frantz, DWS, CWE, says, “Traditionally the French term ‘sommelier’ referred to the person in charge of wine storage, selection and service — most frequently for royals or families of privilege. That said, the job spec has a long history of branching out… Over the last few decades, ...

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