There’s an app for almost everything but every app is not perfect for every occasion. When dining in a restaurant use the skills of the sommelier to help you choose your wine! Yes, an app can provide you with multiple statistics but an actual person can provide you with so much more. A sommelier is a trained and certified expert with whom you can converse on every aspect of wine. Use your apps as an adjunct to an experience, not in lieu of the experience itself. Enjoy your conversation with a real person as you take your first sip.
- Technology is great, but it doesn’t replace the value of human knowledge
- Sommeliers provide more of a service in fine-dining situations than an app ever could
- Technology can be great. It improves and sometimes saves lives. It educates and entertains. But let’s not replace human expertise with algorithms.
“What that diner did is the equivalent of traveling to a foreign country with a bilingual guide and refusing to ask her to translate the road signs, instead photographing them with a phone and letting an app tell him what they say.”