General Discussion

silly wine idea (for Jeff Morgan)


General Discussion 6

silly wine idea (for Jeff Morgan)

adam | Nov 21, 2002 03:48 PM

In my ideal restaurant, there would be, say, a rotating 10- bottle wine list. The restaurant would keep one of each bottle open. When I want to order a bottle, I'm allowed a little taste of as many bottles as I choose until I find one I like. That way, I know exactly what I'm ordering.

I guess I'm curious whether you know of any restaurants that operate this way, or if not, why none does. I mean, if restaurants did that, wouldn't the number of bottles ordered every night increase so much as to more than compensate for the sample bottles?

Generally, I find the wine list a prelude to disappoinment--talking the thing over with a waiter doesn't usually help because I don't know how to put into words what I like.

People always say that learning about wine involves a lot of trial and error, but are we just conditioned to think that way? Nobody says that about buying books, or electronics, or cheese...

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound