Friday Date Day! Why does the guy always have to order the wine?
I was talking to a friend of mine recently who expressed her annoyance with men who order wine but know nothing about it! She had lived in France for a few years and was up on all the latest Burgundy’s and Bordeaux.
Sometimes, she said, you don’t want to alienate the guy by suggesting that you may know more than he does about the subject.
I always suggest that whenever you’re on a date or even just having dinner with a friend, never act snobby or arrogant about your wine knowledge. It’s ugly and off-putting, and usually doesn’t impress anyone.
Instead, you can make fun and keep it light! While he is perusing the list, you can start mentioning some of the wines that you may have had. Or you can do the “Oh a friend of mine told me that this one is GREAT!” However, if you can speak the language, say it “The Language Chef” way. Just say the word and leave off the Frenchie accent.
Make it a conversation about how you used to live in France, or you studied wine a bit and ease into the fact that you may know more than your man about wine. He may actually be relieved and you can get back to what really matters when you’re on a date! Having fun!