27th March, 2017 by Lauren Eads - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
It’s not uncommon for sommeliers to get it in the neck from exacting diners, but what of the habits that irk even their fellow sommeliers?
Over several weeks, we made it our mission to quiz any sommelier that crossed our path what their biggest pet peeves were when it comes to the habits of other sommeliers.
Poking about the world of sommellerie, we found that a somm-on-somm battle was being quietly waged within the cellars of top restaurants to raise and maintain standards, with sommeliers just as irritated by the habits of a minority of “bad” sommeliers as the diners that come across them.
Click through for a roundup some of the most common wine service-related gripes spouted by sommeliers, about other sommeliers.
Are you a sommelier? Let us know if you have any more to add in the comments below.