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Home | Restaurants and Wine

Restaurants and Wine

Ordering wine at a restaurant can be a prelude to a wonderful dining experience - or not.  The articles below will help you understand the basics of navigating a wine list and ordering wine.

BYOB - Six rules to remember
Brian Gurnham Chief Cork Officer
BYOB, or bring your own [beverage, bottle, booze, beer] is an acronym for the practice of allowing diners to bring their own bottle of wine to a restaurant. The practice is common in some parts of the United States, and strictly forbidden in others. . . . keep reading
Vineyard to Wine Shelf - Who makes the money?
Ever wonder how grapes from a California vineyard wind up on the shelf of your local wine shop and how money is made along the way? . . . keep reading
Navigating the Wine List
If armed with a little bit of knowledge, reviewing a wine list and ordering wine at a restaurant can be a lot of fun.  Unfortunately for too many it is perceived as a stress filled, nerve racking . . . keep reading
The Wine Rite of Passage -- aka the waiter brings you the wine
Now that you've navigated the wine list, selected a wine that matches your wine profile and budget, the real pressure begins.  Actually, it is pretty simple and straight forward. In this article . . . keep reading

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