WINE & DINE

Yes you are right! You can’t order pasta here. You can’t get any soup to go and the desserts are nothing but words. How about the wine? What helmut the waiter serves for your enjoyment, to enrich your life, is knowledge he paid for with sweat and time on the job.

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DECANT…, …I prefer to use a simple candle and a carafe with a wide opening to do the decanting.

BAIT..., …offering a taste of wine…, …the rule still is the bigger the fish, the bigger the bait…

THE BEST OF A MISTAKE..., …and if wine lands on the floor…, …I tell my guests…

WHEN TO DECANT..., ...I prefer to decant wine only only the customer’s request…

MONTEREY WINE COUNTY…, …vineyards stretching as far as the naked eye can see, covering the valleys topsoil. Vines — god Bacchus’ army — lined up…

MORE ABOUT MONTEREY..., …that’s the little town which used to be California’s Capital before the “gold rush”…

SCREW TOPS…, …”Why not? All your beers have them!” she said.

HOW TO CARRY GLASSES?…, …dirty or clean stemware glasses

UNCORKING A WINE BOTTLE..., ...I hold the bottle with my left hand, while the corkscrew in right hand is easing the cork out…

WINE BOTTLE SIZES…, …these are the most common wine bottle sizes…

HOW TO OPEN CHAMPAGNE-, SEKT-, AND SPARKLING WINE BOTTLES ...shake the bottle, …yet remember never use a Japanese officer sword to behead a French champagne bottle…

WRONG COLOR..., ….this fellow, the host is a very nice man, but unsure of himself. 

POUILLY FUISSE..., ….I have heard ladies saying the most awesome words trying to pronounce this two words, and they enjoyed themselves…

SERVING WINE BY THE BOTTLE…, …before I take any wine to the table I look at the label, check the year..

ZINFANDEL…, …until lately, unknown in Europe, highly successful in California…

WINE SALES..., …some restaurants provide educated help in the form of sommeliers. I am biased. I sell the wines from the vineyards which I personally like…

WINE SAMPLES..., ..I let the customer sample and tell me what he thinks about the wine instead of my sampling and telling him what he should taste…

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by helmut schonwalder