Once upon a time, you used to meet people in bars. Some were cool, some weird, and one or two might become dear friends — or, in an ideal world, the love of your life. In this bygone era, people gathered at bars to socialize, blow off steam, and share news of the day. They […]
Between making a plan, deciding what to wear, and figuring out what exactly constitutes “fashionably late,” dates are always stressful. Why let picking a bottle of wine add to that stress? With a few go-to, date-worthy wine ideas, the night will be off to a smooth start. Date-worthy wine is a broad category, to be […]
If you’re a loyal VinePair reader, there’s at least a small chance that you’re not just a whiskey lover, but that you’re part of a whiskey-loving couple. If that’s the case, something you should definitely be doing is incorporating your shared love of whiskey into your date nights. Nothing says ”I love you” like a good […]
Whether it’s a Sunday movie matinée or a Saturday night on the town, we can all agree on one thing: Date night is the best night. There’s nothing quite as special as those few sacred hours each week where you set work drama, parenting exhaustion, and general life stress aside to win back some quality time with your significant […]
On our first date, my ex-boyfriend took me out for a fancy Italian dinner. After he ordered us a bottle of wine to share, he quickly scanned the wine list and was disappointed to find that the bottles were not miraculously at a lower price point than the stuffy Upper East Side locale would suggest.
You know that feeling when you go to a restaurant with your husband or your boyfriend and the server comes right over and shoots you a nice smile and then gives the wine list to your guy? Even though you, too, are a person who may have her own taste and her own thoughts about […]
A few days ago we published some expert advice on ordering wine on a first date from Dan Amatuzzi, who serves as Wine & Beverage Director at NYC’s Eataly. The advice proved pretty popular (and useful in securing some second dates we’ve heard!). To help spread the word, and assist daters around the globe, we […]
The afternoon sun is waning and the faces around the office are thinning out. You’re not nervous about tonight’s first date, but when it comes to ordering the wine, you want be swift and sure in your decision. You arrive at the restaurant ahead of schedule to get your bearings with the wine list, but […]