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Poll: When menus suggest wine pairings with their dishes, do you try them?
  • 37.2% - Never 366
  • 45.4% - Sometimes 447
  • 1.6% - Always 16
  • 15.8% - I’ve never actually seen this on a menu 155
984 votes

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cortot20


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I just ignore the pairing and order $80 worth of pickles. Nothing like pickles and wine.

CT

curtisuxor


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The rare times I have wine at a restaurant (obviously overpriced--that's how they get you), I ask the sommelier to choose a wine.

nastyducky


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curtisuxor wrote:The rare times I have wine at a restaurant (obviously overpriced--that's how they get you), I ask the sommelier to choose a wine.



That's safest - they're usually pretty knowledgeable about which wines taste good with certain dishes. If you try to order on your own and get a bad mismatch of food flavors with wine flavors, you can end up with weird rotten or sickly-sweet tastes, or even sensations a bit similar to chewing on aluminum foil.

cycokiller


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Sheesh.. you have to be making a lot more money than me to be eating at the type of places that actually have food-wine pairings on their menus :P

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funbunny


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cycokiller wrote:Sheesh.. you have to be making a lot more money than me to be eating at the type of places that actually have food-wine pairings on their menus :P



Not a high price thing, Macaroni Grill gives wine suggestions on their menu.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

slm9951


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Even Olive Garden does as well.

rjquillin


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cycokiller wrote:Sheesh.. you have to be making a lot more money than me to be eating at the type of places that actually have food-wine pairings on their menus :P

Elder daughters' graduation from TCU we, a group of 13 or so, hit what I'd call reasonably upscale place (Truluck's) in Southlake and I ordered Cioppino which was quite nice. The rest were having steak so reds were on the table. I asked for a suggestion and ended up with a white I don't recall the name of, and just checked the wine list and it's no longer listed. Ended up with a glass! OK, I didn't specify a bottle, but nor was I asked. The wine came right out, during appetizers. I'm supposed to nurse a white till the main course that happened nearly 30~45 minutes later!? Worst pairing I've had in years, and yes, I did let him know. I actually think OG would have done better. They were out of two selections I had wanted to try...

Oh, and the check was on someone else.

CT