Wines by the glass: prefer different or the familiar?


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Wines by the glass: prefer different or the familiar?

Kbee | Sep 26, 2007 07:01 AM

Well, this is probably the wrong place to ask, I'd assume everyone here is up for different wines, but here's my question: Do you think an average diner would be put off, or excited by a wine list lacking in the usual suspects (no glasses of pinot grigio, pinot noir, merlot, etc)? Would a wine list featuring varietals lesser known to the general public be a draw or a drawback? Personally, I'm no wine expert, but I love to open a wine list and order wines I know nothing about -- particularly when an educated staff can guide me toward something that will be to my taste. But I'm not sure about the average diner. If you were putting together a wine list, which way do you think you'd lean?

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