“House Wine” in Restaurants

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Dining out is wonderful and who doesn’t enjoy some vino with their meal? However, the intimidation factor involved for most diners when ordering wine is huge. That’s why many folks simply order the “House Wine”. Here’s a little tip about “House Wine”, my friends. As a rule, it’s usually pretty mediocre in quality, doesn’t specifically work well with any specific dish, but roughly meshes with most things on the menu. Perhaps even more importantly, its price is marked up the most, more than any other wine on a restaurant’s list. You’re further ahead to spend a few dollars more and order a better wine as the mark-up will be lower and you’ll get a superior drink. Don’t just settle for “okay”. Simply ask your server for advice and sip better.
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