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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

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Petite Sirah & Syrah

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

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Wine Selection For Office Dinner

Which wines would you select/suggest for a small office dinner (12 people) at a restaurant, each having different taste? I don't have a budget, but would like to stay in the middle and the restaurants wine list is massive. The question really is how would you start, possibly a mixture of reds, whites, maybe a blend. Is there a general way of deciding what to serve to people I am just now getting to know?

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Whats Better For You ?

i am a huge wine lover my favorite ever day wine is pino grigio and i my favorit red wine is merlot which wine has more calories ?

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Do Wines Need To Be Kept In A Wine Cooler

Ok here I go Why would someone NEED a wine cooler / \"frig\" ? I guess my question is should I buy one or not. Home D has a few nices ones in there close out section. They kee the wine from 50-70 degress and that range is selectable. I do not have any really good wines in my collection. The best I have is a bottle of Ruthaford Hill Merlot. So help me save money here. Do I buy one and put all my wines in it? or do I not buy one and just keep them in the wine rack? Thanks Mark

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Gift Idea

i have a girl friend and she says her parents know thier wine(not sure to what extent), this is our first holiday season together and i was wondering if a box set of Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay would be an acceptable gift. they are nice people but i dont want to seem cheap, will that combination be ok? does it taste good or just good for the price? if this is a bad idea what can you recomend?

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Rose Bushes

Why do most vineyards have rose bushes at the end of the vine rows?

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Pickling Fish

what is the best wine for pickling fish?

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