April 30 2010 issue
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SOMMELIER SPOTLIGHT Jason Smith, Bellagio, Las Vegas Fred MinnickThis Master Sommelier is redefining the wine-director position from the vantage point of a luxury resort. Jason Smith certainly knows his wine: he is equally adept at pairing an exotic Riesling with Cantonese cuisine and explaining the subtle differences between 2006 New Zealand and 2007 Oregon Sauvignon Blancs. He can work a table as well as anyone in the business. But what really makes Smith special is his ability to act on customer trends, work with vendors, and create wine events that ...
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