quote:Originally posted by Djdyal:
While dining out Saturday night, at least 95% of the wines on the restaurant's wine list we had never heard of before. And, these were predominantly California wines. I can understand having a few selections to encourage patrons to try something new, but every one was from a winery we had never heard of. I seem to be seeing this more often.
95% of the wines on my wine bar/restaurant's wine list are ones I hadn't tasted/heard about before.
But I consider that the fun of my job.
My recommendation - align yourself with the tasting notes of the buyer/sommelier of the restaurant wines. Chances are you'll find some great values.