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Bartender vs. Sommelier

Difference Between Bartender and Sommelier

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Bartender

A bartender (also known as a barkeep, barman, barmaid, or a mixologist) is a person who formulates and serves alcoholic or soft drink beverages behind the bar, usually in a licensed establishment. Bartenders also usually maintain the supplies and inventory for the bar.
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Sommelier

A sommelier ( or ; French pronunciation: ​[sɔməlje]), or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants, who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairing. The role of the wine steward in fine dining today is much more specialized and informed than that of a "wine waiter".
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Bartender

A person serving drinks at a bar.
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Sommelier

A restaurant employee who orders and maintains the wines sold in the restaurant and usually has extensive knowledge about wine and food pairings.
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Bartender

One who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar. Also called barkeeper.
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Sommelier

The member of staff at a restaurant who keeps the wine cellar and advises the guests on a choice of wines; a wine steward / stewardess, a wine waiter / waitress / server.
The sommelier recommended the perfect wine, opened the bottle with panache, and served it into glasses.
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Bartender

One who tends a bar or pub; a person preparing and serving drinks at a bar. 19
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Sommelier

(rare) To act as a sommelier.
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Bartender

A barkeeper.
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Sommelier

A waiter who manages wine service in a hotel or restaurant
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Bartender

An employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
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