In the world of iconic sommeliers, Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey is something of an oddity. He’s spent the vast majority of his career outside of major wine markets. He was championing idiosyncratic Italian wines long before almost anyone else knew what they were. Most of all, unlike most of his peers at that lofty station, he does whatever he can to spend more time on the restaurant floor. His obsession with hospitality is legendary within the industry, and it gives him a unique perspective on the explosion of wine professionals in the United States.
On this week’s VinePair podcast, Adam and Zach speak with Bobby Stuckey about the origins of his passion for hospitality, his advice for newcomers to the wine industry, and his thoughts on the natural wine movement.