noun, plural som·me·liers [suhm-uh l-yeyz; French saw-muh-lyey] /ˌsʌm əlˈyeɪz; French sɔ məˈlyeɪ/.
- sommerfeld, arnold johannes wilhelm,
Origin of sommelier
Examples from the Web for sommelier
A sommelier told me that his name for the family was “Rudinelli.”Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sommelier Jordan Salcito on why these are the ultimate wine books.'The Drops of God': Wine Books You Will Actually Want to Read|Jordan Salcito|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the American sommelier community, until very recently, South African wines have remained largely an afterthought.Drink Like Nelson Mandela: South Africa’s Exciting New Wine|Jordan Salcito|December 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You want the good stuff, and you want to sound like a sommelier when describing it to your hopelessly pedestrian company.
Guests enter the hall and check their coats at the coat check and check their wines with a sommelier.
And when the sommelier attempted to help him with the wine, he was elbowed vigorously.Visionaries|James Huneker
She caught the hand with which he was signalling to the sommelier.The Glimpses of the Moon|Edith Wharton
He had a professional talk with the sommelier while waiting for the soup, then settled down to enjoy his meal.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
Word Origin for sommelier
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.