There’s a massive stigma around choosing wine when you go to dine at restaurants, but we think that there really shouldn’t be. At the end of the day, with some common sense, it can actually be super easy to pick a beautiful wine to accompany your food. We don’t need to be wine experts to know what nice wine is; all we need to know is to not be afraid. Below, we’ve put together the three most frequently made wine related mistakes to avoid whilst dining at restaurants. If you avoid doing these then you are sure to enjoy your restaurant experience a whole lot more.
Choosing a wine because it’s the only grape you know
Of course, we’ve all been guilty of doing this from time to time. You choose the wine on the list that you are most comfortable with just because you recognise the grape variety. Although, the important thing is to actually ensure that the food you’ve ordered is going to compliment the wine well. So the tip here is to never be afraid to ask the waiter which would work best. If they look confident in their suggestion, then you should follow their advice. You may want to explore, be brave and spread your vino-wings.
Choosing the second cheapest so you don’t look like a cheapskate
Some restaurant’s can be smart with their menus. They totally know that often customers don’t want to look like a complete cheapskate and so you order the second cheapest wine. What you aren’t aware of is that the second cheapest bottle is often the highest mark-up and is the cheapest wine that they buy.
Assuming one glass fits all
Wines are best suited to certain glasses and so you should make sure you are given a glass that will bring out the best in your wine whilst dining. Make sure your glass is doing the wine justice. Use smaller wine glasses for white wines, and larger wine glasses for red wines.
Or, if you don’t fancy dining out for the best wines, why not order some from us today at Drinks Shop? All of our wines are beautiful, sold at reasonable prices and delivered right to your door.