Questions to Ask a SommelierOn July 24, 2017 by Alex
When looking for a quality bottle of wine a person may turn to a sommelier for advice. There are some things that a person should discuss with them to help find the perfect wine to go with their meal.
A person should tell the sommelier about the types of wines that have tired and the taste that they enjoy. A person should try to recall some information including country of origin, the name of the wine, and the taste. This will help the sommelier get a feel for a person’s preference and their taste. Do not give them vague information and try to provide as many details as possible. The more they know the more information they know the better the recommendation they can give.
The sommelier can suggest how much money a person should pay for a good bottle of wine when they go out to eat. A bottle of wine that costs a person $20 at the wine shop is likely to cost them around $50 at a restaurant. Many sommeliers suggest that paying between $50 and $70 for a bottle of wine is reasonable. If the bottle is $30 then it is usually a very cheap bottle and a person should not pay the mark-up fee for it.
When a person is looking to improve their palate there are some things they can ask the wine sommelier and listen to the suggestions that they give. Many times people get stuck in a rut and have the same wines or the same flavors of wine. They suggest being adventurous and trying something new. This will allow a person to experiment with flavors they may end up enjoying.
A sommelier will suggest that a person keep track of the wines that they drink. They should take pictures of the labels and take notes on the taste of the wine. They will help a person realize what they like and what of wine they like. It will also help make a person away of the flavors and how to describe the wines.
There are certain foods that pair well with specific wines. If a person is at a restaurant and there is a sommelier on staff they should not be afraid to speak with them. They should tell the wine expert the type of food they have ordered and ask for suggestions about what wine would pair best with it. A person should have a conversation with the sommelier about what they like and what they do not like. If they are on a budget they should not be afraid to mention this as well. This information can be used to help a person find the perfect bottle of wine.
These are just some of the things that a person should speak to a wine sommelier about. If a person tells the sommelier about what they like and what they are looking for in a wine they will be able to help find the perfect bottle and even some new taste.