Saturday November 23, 2019

Choosing a restaurant wine

One of the most frequent questions people ask this column regards the best or safest choices on restaurant wine lists.

15th April, 2006

One of the most frequent questions people ask this column regards the best or safest choices on restaurant wine lists. My response is to ask about the budget and the context in which the choice is being made.

One of my first recommendations is a simple rule of thumb: avoid the house wine.

Twenty years ago, there was some merit in the concept of the house wine. In France - where such wine is sold...

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