If, like fine wines, sommeliers only get better with age, Mark Sayre has a lot to look forward to. The 32-year-old sommelier at TRIO, the signature restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Austin, has already made a name for himself by being counted among Wine & Spirits magazine's 7 Best New Sommeliers in 2010 and earning the 2007 title of Texas' Best Sommelier. This week on In the Drink, Joe Campanale chats with Mark about the wine scene in Austin, Washington state wines and his private-label Syrah. Get an inside perspective on the beverage scene in Texas and what it's like being a sommelier at the Four Seasons. This program was sponsored by BluePrint Cleanse.
"People buy wine mostly not on flavor profile but on weight and texture." [08:00]
--Mark Sayre on In the Drink