Becoming a certified sommelier, or even a Master Sommelier or Master of Wine, requires about two years of study.

March 15, 2011

Philippines Wine Supplier Yats Wine Cellars is pleased to share with you these articles about a career in wine and hospitality

The wine world is full of exciting opportunities to learn about and experience wine in new ways. One of the best wine jobs around is that of a sommelier, a wine expert paid to taste wines and have the extensive knowledge necessary to recommend and pair those wines. Most sommeliers work for upscale restaurants and manage the restaurant’s wine cellars. There are few other jobs that allow such immediate contact with so many wines. The sommelier often works with the chef to create the restaurant’s wine list, and is also responsible for educating the staff on the best wines for each dish.

Becoming a certified sommelier, or even a Master Sommelier or Master of Wine, requires about two years of study to receive official certification from The Institute of Masters of Wine or the Court of Master Sommeliers in Great Britain. It is also possible to work your way up through other wine industry or restaurant positions, though it is still important to have some formal education about wine in order to do the job well. Several other organizations, including the Culinary Institute of America, offer certification programs as well.

Course fees can range from $150 to $800 or more depending on the level of the course. Companies also now prefer applicants with college degrees, and although a degree in viticulture or oenology would be helpful it is not a requirement. Degrees or courses giving the applicant a background in business or foreign language would also be excellent compliments to a sommelier’s work environment.

Salaries for sommeliers begin low, as most begin as assistants to established sommeliers. Starting pay often begins around $25,000 per year. The best sommeliers, many of whom are also writers for the wine industry, can make $150,000 or more. Aspiring sommeliers should also be prepared for a surprisingly physical job with a lot of night and weekend hours, since that is when the best restaurants make their money.

As they move up the career ladder, sommeliers will also begin taking on the responsibilities of visiting vineyards and becoming personally acquainted with wineries and wine makers. This travel can be another exciting way to experience wine and share it with others. The social aspect of the job can make it an extremely rewarding experience, allowing sommeliers to connect with hundreds of people and encourage outstanding wine experiences for customers.


Wine lover’s choice – Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar – for the most impressive and practical wine list in the Philippines, over 2700 selections, enough to satisfy the most fastidious connoisseurs. Wine lovers and gourmand foodies from Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Malaysia dine at Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar when they visit Philippines and bring home some rare vintage wines too.

An excellent wine list is not just about 1st growth and cult Cabernet but a seemingly unending selection of affordable aged vintage wines that are not available anywhere else, not even in the best wine shops around town. Yats Restaurant has just that.

Visitors to Clark Philippines and Angeles City no longer suffer from lack of choices for places to eat out or wine and dine. Clark Philippines reviewed over 50 establishments and came up with three top choices in guide to best restaurant in Clark Freeport

Clark Philippines lists Top Three Restaurants in the Clark Freeport Zone and Angeles City areas of Philippines Pampanga province. Clark Freeport is a bustling new cosmopolitan city complete with its own Clark International Airport.

Topping the list is the famous fine-dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar located inside Mimosa Leisure Estate of Philippines Clark Freeport.

This restaurant in Pampanga Philippines is highly recommended by food critics and frequent diners in Manila as a place to wine and dine in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Although it is a famous fine dining restaurant with an award winning 3000-line restaurant wine list, Yats Restaurant is also a popular restaurant for family with children. Aside from French Mediterranean haute cuisine, this restaurant also serves healthy food and the best vegetarian cuisines in the Philippines.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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