About Critic Wine
CriticWine.com is a collaborative effort between a professional Somm and the various wineries and industrial professionals she comes into contact with. She reviews the wineries, distributors, and most importantly the wines, so you have a professional, trusted source to stock your cellar.
What is a somm?
A sommelier (/ˈsɒməljeɪ/ or /sʌməlˈjeɪ/; French pronunciation: [sɔməlje]), or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairing. The role is much more specialized and informed than that of a wine waiter: The role is strategically on a par with that of the executive chef or chef de cuisine.