On their rare nights off, wine directors and sommeliers seek out BYOB restaurants, heading to the place with the greatest Peking duck or burger or sushi...and they bring wine with them. They drink Riesling at picnics and Cab Franc at concerts and Champagne at roofdeck parties. But do they ever switch to something else? Are these wine lovers secretly fans of hoppy IPAs or well-aged whiskies?
We asked 14 somms what they love to drink when they're not popping wine corks. Here's what they had to say.