Recently we visited Ashburton. Here's more from Jaded Palates owner Ian Renwick - talking some simple sense about wine.
It’s fair to say that as a waiter or sommelier, you get people ordering a multitude of alcoholic drinks on a daily basis. We found a great article from vinepair.com which proves that it’s sometimes a good idea to think ‘outside the box’. Here are some highlights from the article:
“I never get ‘sick’ of people ordering wine, but I’d say I get tired of guests gravitating towards their ‘safe’ wines. That is to say, the wines that they already know they like.”
Nathan Lithgow, Sommelier, Sauvage
“Doesn’t matter what it is, my advice is to break out of your wine drinking shell and try something new.”
“Wine is about pleasure; don’t feel pressured into a bottle that is too expensive or not your style, simply because you think that is what the sommelier or restaurant wants you to drink. The best food and wine pairing is the one you like.”
“I particularly enjoy guiding the adventurous, ‘I usually like this, what should I try?’ experience.” Kimberly Prokoshyn, Head Sommelier, Rebelle
So maybe next time you’re out having dinner or a drink, go for something a little different and see where it takes you!