Friday, June 21, 2013

Bar Humor ... So a Guys Walks in a Bar

So a guy walks in a bar and orders a beer. After the bartender pours him a beer, the bartender asks "Would you like something to eat with that?"  "What are my choices asks the customer."  "Yes or No" replies the bartender.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bar Trivia What is a Sommelier

More and more small bars and local taverns are beginning to stock and serve a large assortment of good wines. Some have even gone so far as to start stocking fine collections of various wines.

As the American public changes its beverage consumption  its important that bar and tavern owners as well as  all members of every bar and wait staff become fluent if not familiar with wine industry terms. 

One term that I know that keeps popping up more and more, albeit only in fine restaurants and upscale nightclubs, is a Sommelier. What the heck is a Sommelier?

Sommelier is a French term which describes the function of a person in a bar or restaurant. A Sommelier is a "highly trained" wine steward, someone who has the knowledge of a true wine professional.

It is important to note that a sommelier specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as offering wine and food "pairing recommendations".  The role of a sommelier is much more specialized - and far more knowledgeable - than that of a just a wine waiter.

Hope you found this of interest.