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What sommeliers will bring to holiday parties

December 11, 2010 | 11:14 am

If you're lucky enough to have a sommelier as a friend, son, sister, nephew or niece, I think it's a safe bet that your holiday libations are a step up from those of the rest of us.

Any well-selected bottle will add a glow to holiday parties and gatherings, uplifting spirits and stimulating conversation. But with sommeliers involved, occasions can be all the more memorable. The reason? It's the simple fact that sommeliers love to share wine even more than they love wine itself, and what better occasion than the holidays?

We asked a handful of area wine experts what their plans were, and what they planned to serve.


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