The SOMM Journal

April / May 2018

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92 { THE SOMM JOURNAL } APRIL/MAY 2018 { spirit trends } THE SOMM JOURNAL INVESTIGATES THE SPIRITED SIDE OF THE INDUSTRY As the current craft spirits and cocktail renaissance evolves, so does the role of the sommelier within it. After all, somms don't just sell wine—they sell an experience, using their expertise to pair their guests' tastes with the perfect counterpart in their inven - tory. These experiences increasingly include high-end spirits, giving the wine side of the industry a brave new world to explore. In an effort to keep you abreast of what's happening behind the bar, we're introduc - ing this newest section of The SOMM Journal dedicated to the most exciting innovations currently sweeping the industry. Jump on - board the trend train before it pulls out of the libation station! Los Angeles–based bartender Rye Su created this cocktail, called The Last Chinese New Year, to honor the memory of his late grandfather. PHOTO COURTESY OF RYE SU. tastes, & Techniques TRENDS,

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