Guests enter the hall and check their coats at the coat check and check their wines with a sommelier.
You want the good stuff, and you want to sound like a sommelier when describing it to your hopelessly pedestrian company.
In the American sommelier community, until very recently, South African wines have remained largely an afterthought.
A sommelier told me that his name for the family was “Rudinelli.”
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She caught the hand with which he was signalling to the sommelier.
He had a professional talk with the sommelier while waiting for the soup, then settled down to enjoy his meal.
And when the sommelier attempted to help him with the wine, he was elbowed vigorously.
wine waiter, 1889, from French sommelier "a butler," originally an officer who had charge of provisions (13c.), from somme "pack" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *salma, corruption of sagma "a pack-saddle," later the pack on the saddle (Isidore of Seville). Also borrowed in 16c.