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What's in a Name

We are often asked what our name and our logo mean....

Sommelier [So.mel.ee.ay]

French term for the steward in charge of wine. For centuries, sommeliers were responsible for the cellaring and serving of wines for royalty. Eventually the tradition spread to restaurants, where the sommelier is expected to have extensive knowledge of wines and their suitability with food.

Crû [Crew]

French term for classifying the quality of the grapes grown on and the wine produced from a particular vineyard.

 

Sommelier Cru logo

The S of Sommelier and the C of Cru join to form a wine amphora created in the likeness of the Egyptian goddess of harvest, Renenutet.

Wine Amphora