Hyper-Niche Sommelier

Experts in unexpected areas of interest make for unique, sensorial amenities

Implications - Given the modern focus on sensory-based experiences, unique services and amenities qualified by experts in unexpected areas of interest have begun to emerge. Although the areas of expertise stray from wine or beer, these experts are still often referred to as sommeliers, with their expertise revolving around the sensorial experience of consuming a product. This progression speaks to a consumer desire to learn more about sensory-based consumption, especially when it goes beyond the realm of taste.
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Educational Cannabis Sommeliers - The Mile High Dispensary in Denver Has an Expert 'Budtender'
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Warm 1,518 Clicks Pub: Nov 21, 15
Educational Cannabis Sommeliers
The Mile High Dispensary in Denver Has an Expert 'Budtender'
Denver’s Mile High Dispensary has it’s very own ‘Budtender’—a cannabis expert with sommelier-level knowledge who helps medicinal and recreational customers find the... [More]
Professional Wood Sommeliers - NYC's Royalton Hotel Has a Fireplace Program with a Wood Sommelier
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Warm 1,142 Clicks Pub: Nov 20, 15
Professional Wood Sommeliers
NYC's Royalton Hotel Has a Fireplace Program with a Wood Sommelier
The Royalton Hotel in New York City is a stylish boutique hotel that recently launched a new concierge program featuring the world’s first wood sommelier. Aimed at being a sensory-based amenity,... [More]
Certified Water Sommeliers - Martin Riese Hosts a Water Tasting Event at a Los Angeles Restaurant
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Average 1,660 Clicks Pub: Feb 2, 15
Certified Water Sommeliers
Martin Riese Hosts a Water Tasting Event at a Los Angeles Restaurant
Martin Riese is America’s first water sommelier. Although he made headlines a couple of years ago with the inception of Ray’s & Stark Bar’s 45-page Water Menu, the water sommelier has... [More]
Hot Sauce Sommeliers - The Heatonist is Opening a Store in Brooklyn with Tasting Classes
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Mild 861 Clicks Pub: Feb 28, 15
Hot Sauce Sommeliers
The Heatonist is Opening a Store in Brooklyn with Tasting Classes
Up until recently, The Heatonist was an online store dedicated to making the world’s best hot sauces easily available. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Heatonist will now be... [More]
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