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Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-26-2010, 6:40 AM Reply   
I'm taking a girl out for dinner on Wednesday. She likes wine, and I do too, kind of, but really I'm clueless when it comes to wine selection. I know wine taste is subjective, but can someone kindly recommend a safe wine recommendation? I copied and pasted the restaurants wine list. Also, what's better, or more common, glass or bottle?





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Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       04-26-2010, 6:58 AM Reply   
I'm not a big wine person...my wife is, but I usually ask what the waiter/waitress reccommends with my meal.
Old    Jason Buffalow (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       04-26-2010, 7:47 AM Reply   
General rule - Stick with Red's (depends on food generally - Think what color is the "meat" and that is kind of what you want the wine to be). Always do the bottom. You want your date to drink not worry about the last ounce of wine in here glass.

I would go with something kind of in the middle. Although the the end will almost always be better, there is no guarantee. Also who's to say either of you will taste the difference between a $14 bootle and a $60. I have a friend in the wine business and I have had the best wine there is and can say that most people had no clue it was a $3-5K bottle compared to the $50.

In that bottle selection I would try Greg Norman or the sterling. Not sure what year the sterling is, but generally this is a great choice.

Good luck!

PS, You may be working too hard. Let it flow....
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-26-2010, 8:22 AM Reply   
This is all personal taste, and unfortunately, only you can determine your personal taste. Do you like whites, reds, lighter reds or big & bold? Tasting experience will be the only way you can figure this out.

I love reds, big & bold. I've had the 7 Deadly Zins (from Costco) often and love it - it's "peppery" smelling & tasting like a true zin. Other big reds will be Cabernets, Merlots & Malbec from bolder to lighter. For bolder whites look to Chardonay (dry). Sweeter whites will be Pino Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, White Zin (yuck), and Reisling (generally going towards sweeter. Lighter reds will be Pinot Noir and Shiraz.

Just decide what general taste you want and order from there. It's totally OK to tell the waiter what you're generally looking for and listen to his suggestions. Good luck, have fun!
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-26-2010, 8:23 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by buffalow View Post
PS, You may be working too hard. Let it flow....
You may be right. Generally it's a non-issue to me and I just roll with it, but this girl is 8 years older than me so I want to be more prepared...

Thanks for the tips...and great point on the bottle recommendation. I would have never considered that.
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-26-2010, 8:26 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by ottog1979 View Post
Just decide what general taste you want and order from there. It's totally OK to tell the waiter what you're generally looking for and listen to his suggestions. Good luck, have fun!
ME: Waiter, I would like a wine that will get this girl into bed without effort. What do you suggest?

lol...jk...
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-26-2010, 8:28 AM Reply   
Quote:
ME: Waiter, I would like a wine that will get this girl into bed without effort. What do you suggest?
Then make sure to ask and discuss what wine she likes. Make it good for her and you're in (so to speak)!
Old    Mark Anderson (puckinshat)      Join Date: Sep 2003       04-26-2010, 10:24 AM Reply   
I am going to point out the obvious here but why not just be truthful, "I like wine, but am not very experienced, is there anything on the list that you would like?"

Just let her pick. I love wine, but honestly it all tastes the same after the 3rd glass...
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-26-2010, 10:29 AM Reply   
FTW
Old    PLR (dbdb)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-26-2010, 10:55 AM Reply   
Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva, fine tannins and a fresh, fruity aftertaste, Tuscany $46
would be my pick. Its only about $12 in stores (atleast in the midwest). We drink quite a bit of wine (nothing spectacular) and Gabbiano's Chianti is always a crowd pleaser (and usually affordable). Other than that, I think MIke Anderson's suggestion of "I like wine, but am not very experienced, is there anything on the list that you would like?" would be the best way to go.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-26-2010, 11:03 AM Reply   
I'm pretty into wine, but will never claim to know everything there is or have tried every bottle out there. At any decent restaraunt the wait staff should be familiar enough with their wine list to make a recomendation. That's usually the direction I go. If she see's something in particular that she's into, then go ahead and let her make a selection.

Go with the flow man. Good luck.
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       04-26-2010, 11:08 AM Reply   
A good "keep from looking stupid" rule is that red meats generally go well with red wines, and white meats with whites, so you need some idea of what you're having for dinner in mind when you order.
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-26-2010, 11:27 AM Reply   
Quote:
"keep from looking stupid"
Don't bother yourself with worry about this. Like everything else in life, wine is something to enjoy as you like it, no something intimidating or to worry about a protocol or what you SHOULD be doing. I've had reds plenty of time with fish or chicken. She'll be much more impressed if you're into doing your thing, or into discovering something new or into her thing than if you're worrying about what you SHOULD be doing according to who knows what.

Like Evan said, go with the flow. (and enjoy).
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       04-26-2010, 11:34 AM Reply   
Very true, but he did ask for basic tips on wine, not on relationships and self esteem.
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-26-2010, 8:46 PM Reply   
She came over tonight...I'm not too concerned about the wine thing anymore...

I need to learn wine though...I wish I knew 1/4 as much about wine as I do about beer

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