When acquaintances learned that I was a sommelier on the floor of a restaurant, their eyes often lit up. “We’ve seen the documentary ‘Somm!’” they exclaimed. “I can’t believe you passed that test. It’s so difficult.” When I responded that I had not taken the Master Sommelier exam, their faces fell. “So you’re not a real sommelier,” they responded, disappointed.
The winners of the 2017 Pier One Sydney Harbour NSW Wine Awards were announced at Pier One Sydney Harbour on 27 October. Eighteen trophies were handed out to the state’s best wines.