www.gilt.com, April 19th 2011, by Craig Bridger
Sure, he seems like the fussiest, most intimidating dude in a restaurant, especially if you prefer Budweiser to Barolo. But the sommelier is still a server—a wine server, literally, with the purple-stained teeth to prove it—and he’s there to provide a service. If you’re new to wine, the guy (or girl) with the funny French title is your guide to the perfect bottle. Here’s how to make use of him.