Hristo Zisovski, from Costata in New York City, is one of Food & Wine's 2014 Sommeliers of the Year. Here, 5 bottles that have defined his wine life.
"My dad makes wine in our garage. The first time I tasted the wine, it was fermenting juice that was sweet, but kind of bubble. My dad and uncles are immigrants from Macedonia. They make wine, but they don't really know what good wine is. They just know it is meant to be on the table."
1966 and 1982 Pétrus
"I was 20 years old at my first job, as a front waiter at a restaurant named March, where I learned how to read a table. One Sunday night, this couple walked in, and I could tell right away that the lady was so upset with her husband. He was there to give her the best of the best. I went to my captain and said, 'Bob, this table will drink the Pétrus.' They were the two most expensive bottles on the list. And I said, 'Go to the table, and when they ask, just mention it.' We had one bottle of each vintage, and they drank both that night."