2014 BEST Sommelier
Briane Kane at Zahav
Michael Solomonov’s kitchen gets much praise, but his acerbically funny beverage guru makes magic, too, from his inspiring cocktail lineup to the wine (and booze) pairings that elevate the Chef’s Counter tasting dinners.
237 St. James Place, Philadelphia, PA | 215-625-8800 | Website
2009 BEST Sommelier
100 Old Gulph Road, Gulph Mills, PA
Sommeliers, with their esoteric winespeak and predictably expensive recommendations, can ruin a nice dinner out. Not the laid-back Monosoff, who’s more supportive wine cheerleader than intimidating salesman. She’s added handy features like a half-bottle list at Savona. And while her wine list is terrific, nothing beats getting her friendly, jargon-free, budget-sensitive wine recs. Read more »