Wine Glasses

Ok, I got the idea that the right glass enhances flavor and bouquet. But how is this more than a clever marketing ploy if all the glasses are different shapes? I checked Spiegelau, Schott Zwiesel, Riedel and Ravenscroft. Glass shapes range from tear-drop shaped to round and full (like the…

Answered By An Expert On Apr 22, 2008 - View Answer


Wine Virgin

I have recently started to delve into the world of red wine. I do like the taste but am finding it a little too bitter/dry at times. Could you recommend a red wine (brand OR type i.e. shiraz, merlot, pinot noir etc.) that is sweeter but not nearly as sweet…

Answered By An Expert On Apr 8, 2008 - View Answer


Definition Of Name

What exactly does it mean to call something a \"proprietary wine\"? Does it mean anything to different to call it a \"proprietary blend\"?

Answered By An Expert On Apr 1, 2008 - View Answer


Martini

a friend of mine who tends bar tells me that there is no such thing as a vodka martini. gin is the only true martini.-------Say it ain't so

Answered By An Expert On Mar 25, 2008 - View Answer


New York Restaurants With Wine Dinners

Is there a list of nyc restaurants that offer pre fixe wine and food menus?

Answered By An Expert On Mar 18, 2008 - View Answer


Another Tipping Question

I like your e-newsletter, and enjoy the Q & A part -- especially this week's question about tipping the sommelier. A similar subject came up this weekend amongst a group of ladies at a ladies night out concerning tipping. I'll skip the "are you supposed to tip a hairdresser if…

Answered By An Expert On Mar 11, 2008 - View Answer


Tipping Etiquette

When asking a sommelier for a wine recommendation with a meal, is it appropriate to tip the sommelier? If so, is it a separate tip from the server?

Thanks

Answered By An Expert On Mar 4, 2008 - View Answer


Petite Sirah & Syrah

What is the difference between Petite Sirah and Syrah? Thank you.

Answered By An Expert On Feb 26, 2008 - View Answer