Send all questions to email@example.com Do I need to keep my sparkling wine corked while it’s open? How fast will it go flat? If you’re planning to drink the entire bottle, then continuing to recork the bottle after pouring each glass is a bit of overkill. The bottle will not go flat in one sitting.
My friend always eats the garnish, even if it’s a leaf of basil. Is this weird? The garnish is edible, so while this is quirky of your friend, it’s not really that weird. We eat olives and maraschino cherries, and they are technically garnishes, so if your friend wants to eat the garnish, power to […]
Send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org A Sommelier friend says that open white wine stays good in the fridge for three weeks – is that true? While your friend is more than welcome to keep drinking old wine, they’re wrong that it’s still good. Wine starts to devolve into vinegar the second the cork is popped […]
So you’ve been invited to an after-work happy hour. Perhaps it’s even a midday event, a little wine-and-cheese interlude in a conference room to boost morale. You might think that attendance is optional — after all, it’s not in your job description to spend unpaid time with your coworkers and risk getting tipsy in the […]
Send all questions to: email@example.com Can I pair cocktails with a meal? Absolutely! There are lots of cocktails that can go extremely well with your meal and I’m not just talking about oysters and a Martini or a steak and an Old Fashioned. Think about the flavors you’re going to be having and then pair […]
Send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org In these enlightened times, do I still have to pay for women on dates? Although these are enlightened times, you never should assume going into the date that it’s Dutch treatment. If you’ve done the asking, you should expect to do the paying. I assume if you’re asking, you’ve also picked […]
Send all questions to email@example.com Every time I go out for a work event, the somm brings my male colleagues the wine list. I actually know a lot more about wine, but even if I didn’t, it’s 2017! How can I politely but firmly take control of this situation? This is a very tough situation. […]
Send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org I desperately want to sip a beer on the beach. There’s only one problem — I hate beer! I’m sick of being stuck with shitty wine in dive bars. How can I learn to love beer? The best advice I can give you is to head to a bar known […]
Send all questions to email@example.com My friends and I went out to a BYOB and we agreed beforehand to split the cost of the wine. I know wine so they put me in charge and I decided to bring one of my favorite bottles that happens to be on the expensive side.