This digression was a response to this post: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/39973... -- THE CHOWHOUND TEAM
"Maybe he was conscientiously trying to make sure we didn't get stuck with something we would hate, but it rubbed us the wrong way."
I can understand why. I hardly ever send anything back but I don't think I'd appreciate being second guessed when I do so. Has anyone ever experienced something similar? I've never sent back wine, so I don't know if this is common? I've sent back a handful of beers and the only comments I've ever received were either a comfirmation or a thanks for pointing that out (on one occassion the bartender actually wondered why no one had let him know this before after he spit the sip he took out with disgust). I understand a draft beer and a bottle of wine are completelyt different animals (and it's pretty easy to dump a pint of beer) but shouldn't the responses be kind of similar?
The closest example I can think of this type of service was when my gf was told by her server that they were out of her beer of choice, Stella, and that he would substitute a PBR for her because, "they taste exactly the same." Not quite the same but I'm glad I wasn't there for either of those situations.