Sommelier exam tip: Tim Gaiser and Paul Wagner at A16 restaurant in San Francisco
Nationally renowned wine expert and Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser, offers a tip on passing the Certified Sommelier Exam. Joined by Paul Wagner, Napa Valley College Instructor and founder of Balzac Communications, Gaiser demonstrates the correct steps for opening wine with a waiter’s corkscrew and explains how pure tin capsules are extremely pliable, soft and cut very evenly. “To someone who has been a sommelier and teaches sommeliers, this is really what we’re looking for. This is the best of all worlds. In terms of function and ease of removal, it’s the best capsule by far,” says Tim Gaiser.