Each generation of professionals criticizes the next generation.  That seems to be a constant no matter the profession.  In an interesting discussion published on the Daily Beast website, James Beard award-winning Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey expresses concerns about the next generation of sommeliers.  His concerns are summed up in this quote: “[Y]oung somms don’t even want to know what’s great, they just want to know what’s on Instagram.”  Stuckey notes that many young sommeliers are more concerned about the “story” behind the wine and less concerned with its actual taste and value.  For details of his criticisms and his view of the future of the profession, read his fascinating interview.  If you’re a Houston sommelier or wine professional, share your opinions with our readers.  Is Stuckey correct? Leave your comments below.

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