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The super sommelier: How a new breed of sommeliers like Moor Hall's Alex Freguin are smashing the stuffy stereotype

08 February 2019 by
The super sommelier: How a new breed of sommeliers like Moor Hall's Alex Freguin are smashing the stuffy stereotype


Forget the pompous Frenchman (and it was always a man) dressed in black with a silver tastevin dangling ritualistically around his neck, today's sommelier is a very different breed.

For starters, he or she - and there are now many more shes - might be sporting a tattoo. They'll have lots of Instagram followers. And instead of steering you towards an expensive bottle without first checking your budget, they'll extract and impart information in a chatty, down-to-earth way, even sharing (when invited) entertaining stories of their travels in wine country.

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