If you have ever experienced a great glass of wine while dining at the Disneyland Resort, chances are you were assisted by one of our many sommeliers – more than 165 throughout the Resort.
For years the image of a sommelier has been stuffy and intimidating. Sommeliers are typically wine stewards who are trained wine professionals and work in fine restaurants. At the Disneyland Resort, we try to take that stuffy image and put a friendly, welcoming face on it. I’m a Certified Sommelier and, come on, don’t I look friendly?
We are eager to help demystify the world of wine, act as your personal guide as you navigate a wine list and most importantly, assist you in selecting the ideal wine based on your personal preferences or meal selection.
The sommeliers at the Disneyland Resort go through a rigorous training regimen, and for me at times it felt more difficult than college! We are also required to pass a series of exams given by an esteemed panel of Master Sommeliers. Over the next few weeks I’ll chat more about our training as well as introduce you to a few of my fellow sommeliers. I’m excited to have the opportunity to share with you my passion for both great food and wine.
Whether you consider yourself a wine expert – or you’re just beginning to explore the artistry of bottled poetry – the sommeliers at the Disneyland Resort are here to help. Don’t be afraid to ask. As your newest Disney Parks Blog author, and as a certified sommelier, I look forward to introducing you to our program and our expertise.