Last night at a trendy San Diego restaurant, the server did not pour us a wine taste. He opened the syrah, then dumped a big pour in my glass. I whoa-ed him before he did the same to my husband's glass. Is this another beloved ritual/service act that's been deemed outmoded by ignorant people? The whole meal set off on a wrong note, but now I'm wondering if it's me. Did I miss the wine memo that says only Important People or Important Wines get tastes first? Am I supposed to ask for a taste to show I'm Important?