IS IT PROPER FOR A WAITER TO "TASTE YOUR WINE.?" i recently dined at a new, high end restaurant run by Tyler Florence in Mill Vallley, Ca called El Paseo ( a chop house).. Aside from the fact that they totally screwed up my veal chop (another issue), we ordered a wine recommended by our waiter, a Cal cab 2006, about $70. He asked to be allowed to taste our wine before serving it. Which he did. I also noticed that he was doing the same for some other tables. Is this customary? As for the veal chop, they kept us waiting a good 30 mins for the main dishes and then, my chop came EXTRA RARE , even though I made it clear that I wanted it a good Medium. I sent it back and passed on my main course as I did not want to interfere with the meals of my quests. The steak was decent, the pork-chop came dry and fatty, the steak was good.