How many sommeliers are there out there?
Now there are quite a few. When I started I was the ninth Master Sommelier in the United States and there were very few sommeliers period, but I was the ninth master. Now we have over 125 Master Sommeliers in the United States and there are thousands who have taken the program that haven’t become a master yet, but have passed the certificate course or the advanced courses. It’s a career that has really grown up since I began 25 years ago.