Sunday, July 21, 2013

Non-Reviewing Rant: Unsanitary Tastings

Non-Reviewing Rant: Unsanitary Wine Tastings

Dear Readers,
I don't know where you live, but here in DC/NOVA we've been experiencing near record high temperatures, along with suffocating humidity. It's gross. I'm melting. It's nearly too hot to drink (hence no reviews this week).

Last night I went to a fantastic (and free!) tasting of some high end wines. It was great, except for one thing -- when the consultants were pouring they touched the bottle to the glass! This is my biggest pet peeve when it comes to wine service. It's completely unsanitary, and there's no excuse. If you don't have the strength to hold a bottle of wine or decanter without resting it on something, you need to find a new profession.

As my friends can attest, when I get hot, I get cranky. I tried to be pleasant about it (because I want to be asked back!), so with as much politeness as I could muster I asked the gentleman who was helping us (the store's Wine Manager!!) to use a bit more care. After that he was pouring without contamination. Bully for him.

It's finally starting to cool down a bit -- today is only 90 - 95 degrees. I'll try to start reviewing (and stop whining) soon!


1 comment:

I'd love to hear what you think! Babble away...