A quick tip on how to impress a dinner date when you are interacting with a sommelier, from Wine Library TV host Gary Vaynerchuk.
Quesiton: What’s an impressive question to ask a sommelier when you’re on a date?
Gary Vaynerchuk: The real move, like the date move, is to Google esoteric great grape varietals, right, and just like ask for like, “Do you have any late harvest Grenache from Banyule."
Totally like throw off the some with the mad skills, but you’ve got only like one move.
If you want to be a little bit more authentic, which I highly recommend, I think it is imperative to name off three wines that you’ve had in the past that you’ve liked, and ask the sommelier to go in a different direction with varietals, or from a different country, and to expand your pallet.
I think there is a romance with being on a date of saying to your date, let’s explore some new stuff together kind of thing.
I like Cabs, but what else would I like? Well, you might like Tannat because there’s big Tannons and big fruit, you know.
And so that would always be something that would be my go-to move.