Wine in a Restaurant

Being handed the wine list at a restaurant can be intimidating. After all, how are you supposed to know what will go with what everyone is having, or whether everyone will like the wine you’ve picked? Then there’s the wine tasting ritual. What exactly are you supposed to be tasting in the wine? And what are you supposed to do with the cork anyway?

To help build confidence with buying wine in a restaurant, hereĀ are some of the most-often asked questions we get on this subject. Click on the answer to learn more:

What are some versatile red-wine wine picks? (Answer)
What if I don’t want a whole bottle of wine?
How much does one bottle serve?
Do vintages matter?
Do glasses make a difference?
What is a sommelier?
What’s the tasting ritual all about?
When do I taste the wine?
What do I do with the cork?
How full should the glass be?
Do I need re-taste a second bottle of the same wine?