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Old 21-01-2004, 05:55 AM
Sarah
 
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Default Term for Wine Expert-not Sommelier?

I am curious to be reminded of the term for the highest level of wine
expert there is---they are higher in rank and expertise than a
sommelier. They are allowed to wear a wine barrel symbol to symbolize
their expertise, as well as the tasting spoon of the sommelier. Does
anyone have any idea of what the heck I'm talking about? It's a
french term, and there are three or four words total to this term.
TIA, Sarah

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Old 26-01-2004, 01:40 AM
Richard Hurwitz
 
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Could it be Maitre de Tastevin, o Chevalier de Maitre de Tastevin?

Sarah wrote:

I am curious to be reminded of the term for the highest level of wine
expert there is---they are higher in rank and expertise than a
sommelier. They are allowed to wear a wine barrel symbol to symbolize
their expertise, as well as the tasting spoon of the sommelier. Does
anyone have any idea of what the heck I'm talking about? It's a
french term, and there are three or four words total to this term.
TIA, Sarah


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Old 26-01-2004, 06:28 AM
Sarah
 
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Richard Hurwitz wrote in message .com...
Could it be Maitre de Tastevin, o Chevalier de Maitre de Tastevin?



Hi Richard, This doesn't sound familiar--I'll check and get back to
you-may take a couple days. Thanks very much, Sarah
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:00 PM
Dave MacGee
 
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Default Term for Wine Expert-not Sommelier?

From www.wineducation.com
Sommelier (so-mel-yay)

A rather formal name for a wine steward or wine waiter. There is a Master
Sommelier designation for those that have passed a rigorous exam, although
very few people selling wine in a restaurant have such training. It has been
said that the term itself goes back to the days when wine was driven to
market in cask on a mule train. The mule driver was the "Sommelier" and
since he also sold the wine, the name stuck. Beware of anyone who brandishes
this title unless they are indeed a Master Sommelier.

or alternately
Enology - also Oenology

The science of wine production.


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Enophile - also Oenophile

A wine lover.


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| I am curious to be reminded of the term for the highest level of wine
| expert there is---they are higher in rank and expertise than a
| sommelier. They are allowed to wear a wine barrel symbol to symbolize
| their expertise, as well as the tasting spoon of the sommelier. Does
| anyone have any idea of what the heck I'm talking about? It's a
| french term, and there are three or four words total to this term.
| TIA, Sarah




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