Dating Tips: Know Your Wines
HSM wants you to look "like a Boss" on your dates. This Dating Tip comes from Lanai Tabura,my friend who makes wine Lanai Tabura of Lanai's Wine. Lanai knows his wine cold! He recommends that, simply put, you should Know Your Wines. The basics aren't hard, and a little study will show your date you've taken a little initiative. And that's a good thing!
An easy way to sound smart is to KNOW YOUR WINES. Yes, there's a whole universe of wines. And yes, there're thousands of wines and styles, but, with a few basics under your belt, you, too, can hold it down.
Merlot, Cabernet, Riesling, Pinot Noir are types of grapes. Many women like something sweet or fruit forward. Before dinner, don't be afraid to ask your date what kind of wine she likes. Ask her if she wants a (sweet) Riesling. If she says yes, find a German Riesling on the menu and order it. Germans make the best Rieslings. Period.
If she likes a full-bodied (heavy) wine, order a Cabernet or Merlot. Maybe her taste runs toward something in middle, a smoother wine. Order a Pinot Noir.
If your lady knows a little something about wines, recommend a blend like a Grenache Shiraz and you can't go wrong. Blends are smooth and easy to drink.
Keep it simple. Once you learn your popular grapes, have some fun! Remember to smile, and always look her in the eye when you toast.Addition Dating Tips regarding wines
There you have 'em, a few simple tips that'll make you look like a Rock Star on your dates. I would add only Be a Boss! Don't be afraid to select a wine for your lady. Once you learn her style of wine, call the restaurant and ask about their wine list. Most are happy to answer your questions and share some advice. Some restaurants post their offerings online. If the eatery allows your to BYOB, visit a package store, ask the sales staff for recommendations, and take them! There's a ton of information online, and you can watch some Gary Vaynerchuck noting some awesome and available bottles. (If you check out the wine ahead of time, you won't be intimidated by some waitrons who will steer you wrong if they--or you--are inexperienced.) A sommelier at a higher end establishment will always be responsive to your questions. Just use your good judgment and don't be afraid to make mistakes! Since wine tastes are subjective, no real rules apply.
Enjoy, and Stay Classy!