For sommeliers, a visit to one of these stores is as much fun as it is work.

By Food & Wine
Updated March 31, 2015

Las Vegas

Aureole’s William Sherer loves restaurant/wine shop Marché Bacchus for its terroir-driven wines.

New Orleans

Michelle Gueydan of Besh Restaurant Group goes to Hopper’s Wines & Spirits for the best Burgundies in town.

Seattle

Marc Papineau of the Corson Building likes Champion Wine Cellars for owner Emile Ninaud’s one-of-a-kind selection.

Wine Advice & Pairings:

Frying herbs like rosemary, parsley and sage for less than 45 seconds in a half inch of oil makes them ultracrispy; they are delicious with tender lamb chops.
© Con Poulos

15 Wine-Pairing Tips

Recipes from Top Sommeliers

10 Best Online Wine Shops

More Tips from Top Sommeliers:

Advertisement