sommelier Jordan Salcito on why these are the ultimate wine books.
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.
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.