If only every restaurant had Dancing Bull on the wine list, ordering would be a lot easier. When you get elected to pick a wine, just relax and remember these simple tips:
- Wine lists are usually divided into wine colors (red or white) and types (Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and so on). You'll see a range of prices; shop the middle for the best values.
- The waiter or sommelier is there to guide you. Give your guide a general idea of what kind of wine you want (big, bold red or crisp, refreshing white), a price you're comfortable with (under $50), and they'll make you look good.
- If you've ordered the wine, you've nominated yourself as the designated taster. Start by swirling the wine in the glass to bring out its aromas. Then, take a taste to confirm the wine you and your friends are about to enjoy is fine. Relax and savor.