The Back Label: Meet the Master Somm Who Makes Hot Dogs

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Christopher Bates is a Master Sommelier, and that’s a big deal.

According to the Court of Master Sommeliers (yeah, it’s a court) there are only 147 masters from the USA and only 230 worldwide. It took Christopher about 12 years to ascend to such heady heights and join the elite of an already elite industry. Once he did, the wine world became his proverbial oyster.

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