As Chef Sommelier of Le Bernardin, New York's longest rated four-star restaurant, Aldo Sohm oversees a wine collection consisting of 15,000 bottles made up of 900 wine selections from 12 countries with vintages that date back to 1875. Sohm's fascination with wine began at the age of 19 after visiting an Italian vineyard with his father. Captivated with what he encountered and learned, he knew quickly that he wanted to pursue a career in wine. Sohm reached the pinnacle of wine competitions when he was awarded the highly-coveted title, "Best Sommelier in the World 2008," by the World Sommelier Association, the first representative of America to win the title. Since then he has garnered success all throughout the wine industry, becoming known as one of the best sommelier's in the world. On this episode of In the Drink, learn more about Sohm's work - what he considers being a Chef Sommelier is, what continues his interest in wine, and what's in store for the future. This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA.
"In New York you see an incredibly amount of wealth - but you also see the other side. I saw City Harvest and it was eye-opening, so I wanted to contribute to that and help a good cause." [26:30]
-- Aldo Sohm on In the Drink