Tips for Navigating a Restaurant Wine List

Robert Johnson of Vinesse Today walks us through the dreaded restaurant wine list.

Selecting a bottle of wine at a restaurant can be a daunting, intimidating task — especially if you’re trying to impress someone, be it a date or a client or a boss.

iStock_000004237206SmallHere are eight tips to help relieve the stress…

1. Peruse the restaurant’s wine list online before you go. You may spot an old favorite, or at least get a good idea of what types of wine are featured — something you may not want to do when you’re also trying to figure out what to eat.

2. Think backwards. Most people select their entrée, then ask the sommelier for wine suggestions. Just for fun, find a wine you know (or are pretty sure) you’ll like, and then pick a dish to match it — or ask your server for a suggestion.

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