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Mortified Somm

Mortified Somm

Dear Good Somm Bad Somm,

I recently dropped a 3L bottle of Champagne on the floor in a nightclub in front of a huge crowd of club kids waving cell phone cameras and it was posted all over the internet and went viral.  I’m so humiliated; I haven't been able to show my face in public since. How can I possibly bounce back?

Sincerely,

Mortified Somm

Good Somm

Dear Mortified Somm,

Own it!  The best lessons in life are taught by the most epic failures.  The key to improving and becoming your best is to learn from every single mistake.  I know it’s a humiliating moment, especially since it has gone viral, but think of it this way:  you’re getting an instant replay.  Anyone who is at the top of their game has the ability to replay moments in their lives where they have fallen and next time you are in that situation again, you’ll know exactly what to do.  Plan, prepare, execute and focus on what you can control.  Maybe one day you’ll be able to look back on this and have a great big laugh.  You’re only human.

All the best,

Good Somm

Bad Somm

Dear Mortified Somm,

Because of Social Media, working in a nightclub, surrounded by millennials with video cameras, has become dangerous for us all.   Kids are constantly searching for "content" for their "feed".   Everyone needs to show off every thing they are doing to all their "friends" who are also looking for stuff to brag about, so we need to be extra careful every move we make!  No Somm wants to be the laughing stock of the world as "the guy who had the double magnum blow up all over him" in front of a couple hundred people.

The good news, also because of Social Media, is that people have really short attention spans and they will find something else to make viral any day now and you'll be able to get back to work. 

Meanwhile: Keep a thumb on it, dude!  What were you thinking??  OMG!

Yours,
Bad Somm

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