Sommeliers, also known as wine waiters, use their knowledge of wine to help customers select wines in restaurants, wine bars and hotels.
No set academic qualifications are required to work in wine waiter jobs, although diplomas in hospitality may be useful. Candidates for sommelier jobs are expected to have previous experience of working in a bar or restaurant and knowledge of alcoholic beverages. Some employers seek candidates with certificates in wine knowledge, such as those offered by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Foreign language skills are also highly desirable.
Sommelier training is mainly carried out on-the-job, with junior sommeliers learning their trade from experienced staff. Many junior sommeliers choose to work towards WSET qualifications, which range from a Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Wines to a Level 5 Honours Diploma. The Court of Master Sommeliers also offers sommelier courses.
Employers of sommeliers range from large restaurant chains to country house hotels and independent wine bars. Employment opportunities are available throughout the UK and usually involve shift work. Jobs for sommeliers tend to be advertised in trade magazines and through recruitment agencies that deal with catering jobs.
A trainee wine waiter may earn around £13,000 a year. An experienced sommelier, meanwhile, may earn over £40,000 a year. Bonus payments may be paid on top of basic salaries.
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