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Am I a Slut?

Am I a Slut?

Dear Good Somm Bad Somm,

I recently met another sommelier and we became friendly.  He even offered me his "Sin Qua Non" allocation that he’s not going to pick-up for his wine program.  I said, "yes" without hesitation.  Then he asked me out on a date!  I said "yes", but I really only want the allocation.  What is wrong with me? 

Sincerely
Am I a Slut? 

GOOD SOMM

Dear Am I a Slut?

"Allocation" means just that:  It's something that you earn as a buyer in order to be "allotted" or allocated" some very special and or prestigious and or rare wines.  While some of these items are truly awesome and coveted by many sommeliers and collectors, unfortunately there are just not enough of some wines to go around!  Sin Qua Non is a strong brand and can sometimes sell it self, so I see where you would want those big-ticket wines on your list...  But if you're thinking that you have to compromise yourself just to grab some hard-to-find-wines, you are probably mistaken.

For starters, I don't think this Sommelier-friend of yours is expecting you to have sex with him for the Sin Qua Non.  He probably just wants to get to know you and be your friend. Chances are this was only a kind gesture.  Maybe his program is in trouble and he simply can't afford the wines right now? 

Maybe this relationship will go from friendly to romantic, but take your time and keep your integrity in tact.  There are plenty of fish in the sea and there is plenty of wine in the market place!

Sincerely,
Good Somm

BAD SOMM

Dear Am I a Slut?

Yes.  I think you might be. 

Please send your photo and contact information my way as soon as possible because I think I have some Domaine de la Romanee-Conti allocation I'm not using right now. 

Yours Truly,
Bad Somm

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