Up-and-coming superstars in the wine industry (NZ)
Forget celebrity chefs – in restaurants across the world it’s sommeliers who are fast becoming the new superstars. Not so in New Zealand’s establishments yet. Although a growing assemblage of clued-up young hospitality professionals, increasingly backed by international qualifications, means this could be set to change. More restaurants are employing a sommelier, or, more likely in NZ, at least having a specific member of staff available to answer wine questions, reports The New Zealand Herald.