Wine Apps for your Phone

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My posting has been pretty sporadic this week because I have been on vacation.  A nice double awaited me upon my return.  The good news is that lots of brainstorming took place on the flight out and roadtrip back.  Tomorrow I will cover another controversial topic regarding servers.  Memorizing orders is something everyone has an opinion on.  Tomorrow I will give mine and teach you my method of memorization.

In the meantime, there was a great article in the local paper today that I wanted to pass along.  All of us could stand to learn a little more about wine.  The problem is that every time you know a wine list forwards and backwards someone comes along and changes it.  For those without a basic knowledge of wine it can be overwhelming.  For those like myself who don’t drink, this knowledge can even be difficult to acquire.

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How To Serve A Bottle Of Wine


There was a great debate last night at work about whether you cut the foil above or below the lip on a bottle of red wine.  I did some research online which proved inconclusive.  Then I remembered that I at least five certified sommeliers in my phone.  Want to know the answer?  Read on.

I will not contend this is the definitive way to serve a bottle of wine.  This is how I do it. There are rules on what not to do, but beyond that you can add a little flair.  Instead of writing this all up from scratch I decided to raid the hard drive and pull a section from my hopefully soon to be published book.  Knowing how to present and serve a bottle of wine is imperative to make the jump to higher end restaurants.  Like anything else it requires knowledge and practice to build confidence.  Hopefully this knowledge will help you gain the opportunity to practice more.

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