Ceri Smith is an Italian wine superstar. Here, 5 defining bottles from one of F&W's 2014 Sommeliers of the Year.
"My mother was raised in Wales, so it was never frowned upon for me to have a sip of wine with dinner. I mostly chose not to, probably because they were drinking jug wine. I think Dr Pepper was less sweet."
1991, 1990 and 1989 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage
"I worked at Roederer Estate from 1999 to 2003, and Michel Salgues, the winemaker, took me under his wing. I just fell in love with all of it—the smell of the fermenting grapes; the dank, cool, dark cellar; the lab."