Best New Sommeliers

Every year, Wine & Spirits surveys sommeliers, restaurant wine buyers, and wine retailers to help identify some of North America's rising stars in wine. In our October issue, we'll reveal our Best New Sommeliers for 2019.
This year's poll is now open.

Best New Sommeliers of 2018

by W&S Editors | September 13th, 2018

A good wine list is only part of the measure of a good sommelier. There’s also strength, speed, modesty and enthusiasm. So, when we asked sommeliers across the country to name the top new talent, we wanted to know: Who would you trust to take care of your friends? Who has turned you on to a new, memorable bottle? Meet the Best New Sommeliers of 2018—five lead wine buyers with fewer than four years under their belts. Pay them a visit on your next outing in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Philadelphia or New York.

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