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So, I'm new here. For the basics about me you can see my profile. Just wanted to say hi. I am preparing myself for a possible sommelier career. I an reading "The Wine Bible" by Karen McNeal. I am 29 and the sommelier position is appealing because at my age the law school thing seems not worth the time and money. I know I would make a good teacher, another option. Or a novelist would do. Cheers!
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That was hilarious, pape du neuf! I particularly liked this bit:

"The goal was for restaurant owners, wine shop owners, winery owners, anyone who had some need for a pet sommelier, to adopt one from the Sommelier Shelters rather than hire a new one. You could walk into a shelter and pick one out, one with the cutest eyes, or one that might have been a mongrel, perhaps rabid for natural wine and destined for a short life, but who spoke to you."
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Originally posted by BRR:
That was hilarious, pape du neuf! I particularly liked this bit:

"The goal was for restaurant owners, wine shop owners, winery owners, anyone who had some need for a pet sommelier, to adopt one from the Sommelier Shelters rather than hire a new one. You could walk into a shelter and pick one out, one with the cutest eyes, or one that might have been a mongrel, perhaps rabid for natural wine and destined for a short life, but who spoke to you."


It kind of reminds me of over enthusiastic newbies working for agents at tastings. I was at one on Monday and asked 'what is that one?'. I mistakenly thought it would be clear that I merely wanted to know the name and year... I got a 2 minute barrage of every factoid this tool could regurgitate about the wine in infinitesimal detail, like a John LeCarre novel. Apparently it never occurred to him that I came to the tasting to find out for myself what the wines tasted like. Arrrgh.

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