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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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Originally posted by WineMeMe:
The funny thing here is that the word "ciao is an informal salutation in the Italian language that is used for both "hello" and "goodbye".

Welcome!


Romanians use the word in the same context as well, I believe.
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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