Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood recently announced Bar Manager Dan Drake as the restaurant’s newest certified sommelier. Destin’s only AAA Four Diamond rated restaurant, Seagar’s is widely regarded by wine connoisseurs and recently won its ninth consecutive ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ from Wine Spectator magazine.

“We applaud Dan’s dedication in earning the coveted title of certified sommelier and sharing his passion and expertise in wine with our guests at Seagar’s,” said Gary Brielmayer, general manager of Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa. “It’s an honor to have one of just a very few certified sommeliers in Northwest Florida at our restaurant.”

Administered by the Court of Master Sommeliers, the world’s leading authority on service, the certified sommelier examination Drake passed in February consists of a blind tasting of two wines, a written theory examination and a practical service examination.