#Yoursomms : Meet Erik Segelbaum : Episode #16

YourSomms, a series showing the lives of the sommeliers and their workplaces.

A sommelier is a job title rather than a legal designation. In fact, the exact job description depends on the employer and the business for which a sommelier is working. So a Sommelier’s role is about more than just tasting wine, he/she should be capable of assessing the quality of a wine, but above all be a good manager and a customer oriented psychologist. In this episode of Yoursomms Erik Segalbaum an Advance Sommelier - Founder & Chief Vinnovation Officer - SOMLYAY Hospitality Consulting guides about how sommelier should manage the on-premise establishment as well serving wines to the customers. He gives a good insights on the hospitality role of a sommelier.

*** About Erik Segalbaum ***

Founder & Chief Vinnovation Officer - SOMLYAY Hospitality Consulting. With nearly 3 decades of experience, he has a proven track record of success in the hospitality industry. This includes creating and running highly profitable, award winning and operationally efficient beverage programs, effective staff and management training, revenue generating strategies, operational improvements, profitability maximization and more. He is an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators, Wine and Spirits Locations Specialist (With Distinction) for Port and Champagne. And have worked for nearly three decades in restaurants and hotels, first in back of house and now front of house. Wine/Beverage director for Starr Restaurants. Over 5 years overseeing beverage operations for 38 restaurants in 7 cities. Acting F&B Director at Seven Stars Resort, Turks and Caicos. Head Sommelier of The World, luxury residences at sea. Corporate Wine Director for Schwartz Brothers Restaurants.

***About Sommelier Business***

SommelierBusiness is a new subscription-based, online-only offering designed with the world’s top sommeliers in mind. SommelierBusiness.com will offer premium content specifically customized to the needs of the world’s top sommeliers and other restaurant industry professionals. The premium content on SommelierBusiness.com will include insider tips, expert knowledge and unique insights that simply cannot be found anywhere else. Feature articles, for example, will provide insights and advice that sommeliers can use to grow both the top and bottom lines of their establishments, wherever they are located in the world. In addition, a regular series of “how-to” articles will provide practical guidance and insider knowledge on how sommeliers can advance in their everyday role. To Know More, Visit: https://sommelierbusiness.com

***About SommelierChoiceAwards***

The goal of the new Sommeliers Choice Awards is simple: to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. The judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards will consist entirely of top sommeliers, on-premise wine buyers and wine directors at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs. In order to be selected as a judge, sommeliers need to provide evidence of their expertise within the on-premise industry. In some cases, these sommeliers may also be wine consultants for on-premise establishments. They may also have a buying role in addition to working on the restaurant floor. To Know More, Visit: https://sommelierschoiceawards.com Entries are now open. Here's how you can enter your wine today: https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/how-to-enter-252.htm

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