IamA Jason Smith, Master Sommelier and Director of Wine for Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. AMA!
Hello Reddit, I’m Jason Smith, Master Sommelier and Executive Director of Wine for Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, and more within MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas.
I oversee all wine operations ranging from restaurants and bars to conventions and in-room dining, and manage the inventory of more than 5,500 wine selections and almost 500,000 bottles from around the world.
I was the nation’s youngest Master Sommelier early on in my career and now I oversee wine education for over 50 Sommeliers and thousands of service employees within MGM Resorts in Las Vegas.
From my journey to becoming a Master Sommelier to stories from the restaurant floor, AMA!
EDIT 7pm EST 10/20: And that's a wrap...thanks for all of the awesome questions!