Pretending to be a WINO: How to Order Wine Like You Know What You’re Doing


Pretending to be a WINO: How to Order Wine Like You Know What You’re Doing.

I don’t really know every wine there is, but I drink it though. I like to drink it with my dinner. I like to drink it with my brunch--- (wait that’s champagne). I like to drink it with dessert. I like to drink it a bunch.

So, I had to learn how to order wine without looking like I didn’t know what I was doing. I googled wine, but then I didn’t know all those words they were using like decant and oxidized.

Nonetheless, in my travels, I’ve learned quite a bit about how to find the perfect wine for every occasion.

I do know this: Red is beef and white is chicken or seafood. This is really how I remember it. If you order red meat, you should order a red wine to be safe. If you order chicken or seafood, a white wine is best.

I know this too: The richer the dish the drier the wine should be. So, if you choose a creamy or buttery entree, try a dry wine like Chardonnay or Pinot Gris.

I also know: There is a such thing as dessert wines. Sweet wines get a bad rap, but they pair well with desserts of all kinds. You can choose options like a Sherry or Port to sound like you know what you’re talking about.

Okay a few other things:

1. White for lunch, red for dinner.

2. Sweet & fruity wines are crowd pleasers.

3. Popular Reds: Zinfandel & Pinot Noir

4. Popular Whites: Chardonnay & Riesling

Now get to poppin, my fellow wino babes!