Dinning With Wine Archives

7 Steps to Help You Order Wine Like an Expert

wine-15 How do you feel when you’re handed the wine list at a restaurant? If you’re like most people, you feel uncomfortable. You’ve got this huge listing of largely unrecognizable things in front of you and you’re supposed to make some sort of snap judgment that could cost you real money — and embarrass you with [...]

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Get More Out of the Wine-Bar Experience

wine-14 With wine bars seemingly opening on every block, we thought this would be a good time to offer some advice on how to make the most of your wine bar experience. Here are some tips: 1. Make sure the wine bar is really a wine bar. Wine bars are so trendy now that all sorts [...]

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10 Ways to Save Money When Ordering Wine

wine-13 These days, anyone who goes out to eat — and certainly anyone who orders wine at a restaurant — is looking for value. Here are 10 tips that will help you find value in wine at restaurants. Obviously, there are many exceptions to every one of these suggestions, but if we were going to give [...]

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10 Pointers for Restaurants with Wine Service

wine-12 There are many little things that restaurants at all levels could do to improve their wine service. To be sure, wine service in restaurants has come a long way in our lifetimes, with many restaurants offering outstanding selections and knowledgeable servers. More of them are making wine a fun and integral part of the dining [...]

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Bringing Your Own Wine to a Restaurant

wine-11 Thinking about bringing your own bottle to a restaurant? Here are some guidelines to use at restaurants that don’t actively encourage BYOB. Keep in mind that various state and local laws might affect this. It’s illegal to bring your own wine to a restaurant in Colorado, for instance. 1. Don’t do this just to save [...]

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