Sacramento’s epicurean renaissance is in full swing, with new restaurants popping up seemingly overnight. With an increased demand for artful, refined cuisine comes an equivalent demand for wines that complement that cuisine. Wine lists today include selections produced within the Greater Sacramento area as well as those from the far corners of the globe, with extraordinary varietals never before seen in the Capital City.
Behind those lists are Sacramento’s sommeliers, an elite, tightknit community of wine professionals whose ultimate aim is to maximize the enjoyment of the dining experience. Sommeliers spend countless hours studying, tasting, pouring, and pairing. They can break down a complex wine profile into a summary that the casual diner understands. Their training, provided by the Court of Master Sommeliers, means they know that diacetyl translates to butter, pyrazines to bell pepper, and rotundone to black pepper.
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