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  1. gender discrimination
    Working As a Woman Sommelier Is As Bad As You Might ImagineLuckily, a local sommelier has started a women-only tasting group where female somms can sample wines in peace.
  2. water
    The Everything Guide to Bottled WaterAssessing the latest options in the H20 aisle — alkaline, boxed, Ice Age–era. Plus: A tasting with Adam Platt.
  3. Interviews
    Meet the Director Whose New Film Showcases the World’s Most Valuable Wines“‘I’m going to make another wine film, and I need you to open up the best bottle you possibly can on-camera.’”
  4. Sommerliers
    Jason Wagner Named— And Unnamed?— To Food & Wine Top Sommelier ListJason Wagner wins, unwins award.
  5. Sommeliers
    Michael Muser Joins Grace As Wine DirectorFormer Avenues somm joins Curtis Duffy’s Grace.
  6. Mediavore
    Ocean City Restaurateurs Fight For BYOB Rights; Bernie Madoff’s WinePlus: Ohio considers a bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons in restaurants; and a Coca-Cola delivery truck crashes into an elementary school, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. Now Hiring
    Seeking Sexy SommelierA “sophisticated” bistro is looking for an attractive female.
  8. Oenophile
    Sexy Sommeliers: Pouring Wine and Looking FineThe NYP’s “smoldering photo shoot.”
  9. Wine
    Meet Emily WinesSable Kitchen & Bar’s head sommelier has an apt name.
  10. Front of the House
    Amy Payne Leaves NoMI to be a WaitressAfter a kerfuffle over mistaken job identity, the NoMI assistant sommelier is out.
  11. Wine
    Amy Payne Takes Over NoMI’s Wine Program [Update: Never Mind]The restaurant’s former assistant sommelier takes the top spot.
  12. Chef Shuffle
    Alinea’s Justin Leone Defects to Benny’s Chop HouseA sommelier goes from pairing wine to molecular insanity to … a steakhouse?
  13. Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding
    What Do Real Foodies Want for Christmas?From chefs to bartenders, industry pros divulge what’s on their wish list.
  14. Oenophile
    Former BIN 8945 Owner Restructures Vertical Wine BarBIN 8945’s former owner is out to pimp Vertical Wine Bar.
  15. TV Land
    Winemaker Reality Show Premieres in June; Now What About Mixologists?The ‘Top Chef’–like ‘Wine Makers’ debuts in June.
  16. Chef Shuffle
    Personnel Changes at Gilt and PrannaPranna gets a new menu care of Sapa’s Gavin Portsmouth.
  17. Mediavore
    Tavern on the Green Pays Up; Pigfest Doesn’t Run Out of PigPlus: Daniel Boulud and Alain Ducasse’s first meeting, too much money is being spent on fast food, and more in our morning roundup of news and gossip.
  18. debates
    Sommeliers Are Obsessed With Natural Wine. But Does It Actually Taste Good?It’s weird, funky, even dirty — and hotly debated in the wine world.