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Wine serving protocol


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Wine serving protocol

dgris | Oct 1, 2009 05:11 PM

This is more of a general complaint and I was wondering if any one else has the same feelings, or am I just a whiner. I personally do not appreciate a server pouring my wine other than the tasting ceremony. To me it is intrusive to the dining process. In Europe they serve the meal and only come back if requested. They actually get paid well and do not depend on tips like here, service is included in the price of the meal. I was surprised by the space in their resteurants and that they were usually not filled to capacity. After a while I came to the conclusion that dinner is something that can take the evening and they need room to accommodate all and plan for the maximum patrons. Here it is turn over. This appears to be one reason to keep people moving along and out as well as trying to sell more wine. I am tempted to say," leave my wine alone if you want a tip", but then my wife would give me a kick in a sensative area.

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