Sommelier - Durban

SOMMELIER

Minimum Requirements:
· A diploma in Hotel Management
· 3-4 years’ experience as a Sommelier in a 4/5 star hotel
· Strong knowledge of wine service procedures

Skills:
· Strong command of English combined with good written skills
· Ability to work in a team
· Ability to up-sell, describe and recommend beverage products


Key Responsibilities:

· Responsible for promoting and maximizing beverage sales
· Follows and ensures that the company beverage standards of service are being adhered
· Provides prompt, attentive and courteous service to every guest
• Staying abreast of the latest trends in both the culinary, and wine and spirits world
• Helping customers choose the correct wine for a meal
• Planning the wine menu
• Decanting wines, especially red wines over 10 years old
• Choosing and ordering wines that best fit the menu and patrons
• Knowing the proper way to store various types of wines
• Managing the inventory of the wine cellar
• Cultivating relationships with distributors and vintners
• Creating a diverse menu of wines at price points for all diners

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