Drinking Etiquette

Ask Adam: Do I Still Have to Pay for Women on Dates?

Ask Adam: Do I Still Have to Pay for Women on Dates?

Send all questions to advice@vinepair.com 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 […]

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Ask Adam: Every Time I Go Out, the Somm Gives the Men the Wine List!

Ask Adam: Every Time I Go Out, the Somm Gives the Men the Wine List!

Send all questions to advice@vinepair.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. […]

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Ask Adam: How Long Can I Stay at a Restaurant After Finishing My Meal?

Ask Adam: How Long Can I Stay at a Restaurant After Finishing My Meal?

Send all questions to advice@vinepair.com How long can I stay at a table in a restaurant after finishing my food? In Europe the answer would be: AS LONG AS YOU WANT. For anyone who’s traveled, you know most restaurants take that to the extreme, making it damn near impossible to even ask for the check when you’re finally […]

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Solutions For 5 Common Dinner Party Wine Dilemmas

Solutions For 5 Common Dinner Party Wine Dilemmas

Group occasions can have the greatest rewards. But they are often not without lots of stress beforehand. Whether dining out with a bunch of friends, hosting dinner for 12, or planning the party of the year, there’s one issue that always presents a dilemma: what wine to drink? Invariably, there will be differences of opinion […]

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