Wine Specialist

Wine Specialist

Wine Specialist or Sommelier

A Sommelier also known as a Wine Specialist, a trained and knowledgeable wine professional communally specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairing.

An interesting bit of history the word “sommelier” originates from a Middle French word that designated a court servant who was in charge of the transportation of supplies. At some point in history- it is not clear exactly when- the term came to refer to a steward who specialized in serving and stocking wine.

While modern sommeliers still specialize in wine, they are also expected to know about other spirits and beers, some Sommeliers even work with cigars!  At The Cork, our Sommeliers have been certified through The Court of Masters Sommelier's.

The Court of Master Sommeliers was established to encourage improved standards of beverage knowledge and service in hotels and restaurants. Education was then, and remains today, the Court's charter. The first successful Master Sommelier examination was held in the United Kingdom in 1969. By April 1977, the Court of Master Sommeliers was established as the premier international examining body.

In recent years, the public has become extremely interested in good wine and, with interest and knowledge increasingly Wine Specialists are in high demand.

These days the role of Wine Specialist is more professional and informed than that of a wine waiter. With a diverse background and experience in the art of mastering food and wine.

Sommelier's wine list, wine service and training along with the culinary teams, pair and suggest wines that will best complement each particular food menu item.

This involves a deep knowledge of how food and wine, beer and spirits all working in perfect harmony. A Wine Specialist or Sommelier has a responsibility to work with the taste preference and budget parameters of the patron. Being a successful Sommelier isn't about knowing every wine producer and vintage in the universe; it's about pairing wine with food – specifically, with the cuisine of a particular foodie, or chef in a particular venue. This is where the palate takes the senses on a magical memorable experience.

The Cork – “Wine Specialist Extraordinaire” has been established to provide you with a diverse background and expertise in the art of food and wine mastery.

Whether selecting wine for a wedding, special occasion, or private tasting, our certified Sommeliers have the experience in pairing wine and food for any occasion. The Cork Sommeliers personalize the experience to your liking and taking into account the preferences of your guests.

Our goal is exceeding your expectations; whether it is a wedding with a set menu, a rehearsal dinner or private tasting. Sit back and relax while our wine specialists perform their magic in selecting the very best varietals to enhance your occasion for a success to be remembered for years to come.

In these modern times the role of a wine specialist may be considered much broader when working with Wedding Planners in planning for the perfect occasion.

The Wedding Planner will focus on the intricate parts of the event allowing the synergy of the wine specialist to enhance the experience in mastering the food and wine pairing..

Here at The Cork it is our pleasure to assist you in making your event a spectacular one, we look forward to pouring grapes your way!


The Cork – Wine Specialist Extraordinaire

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The Cork – A Wine Specialist for all occasions!