The job of a Sommelier

There are people that just like or fancy a particular colour of wine and will drink that colour of wine whatever they eat. However, others look for a wine that complements the food they are eating; this is where a Sommelier comes in.

We have probably all heard that you drink red wine with red meat, white with fish. The job of the Sommelier is understanding the acidity, sweetness and intensity of flavour in the food and deciding whether the wine should complement or contrast the food for that ultimate culinary delight.

If you choose fine dining, then your restaurant of choice may employ a sommelier, someone who is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, to help with the selection of wine that enhance your choice of food. Like most professions, the profession of Sommelier has various associations providing education and certification of qualification.

Why not order a mixed case and experiment with pairing different wines to foods, to enhance your culinary experience at home. At vinify, we have a wide range of red, white and rosé and multiple mixed cases to meet every need.