Yes, I am married but I have had a few awkward first dates, especially before I knew wine! So, ladies and gents lean on me for all your wine worries! First impressions are stressful enough, so let's not worry about pairing your wine with your food. Rather let's pair your wine with your date. Here we go.
Date 1. If your date presents to be an expert, let them choose the wine. Phew... that was easy! Now relax and enjoy dinner with wine and talk about how they are such an expert. You are welcome.
Date 2. Your date most likely knows even less about wine than you do. Especially Grapie, since you have just read this blog! Start off by being honest by saying that you’re not a wine sommelier (expert) and you are learning. They will appreciate your honesty. And I’m sure you two will giggle because hey... you at least have something in common! Next, suggest something light, that goes down easy. A white wine, is best. And then you don’t have to worry about stained teeth! Try a chenin blanc, you will find it to be more fruity. Or a sauvignon blanc, which learn towards greenery and grassy aromas. Ask your date what they would prefer. If they can't decide, you decide. Are they fun & fruity or sassy & grassy?
When it comes to the food, order whatever your heart desires. Your date won't give a fuck and if they do, swipe left!
Enjoy the night, enjoy the wine and have fun!
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