match your selection with the meal!Don’t be intimidated by the sommelier - it is their job to help you find a wine that you enjoy. A pretentious sommelier is doing their job wrong.
Ordering a half or full bottle is almost always more reasonable than by the glass | especially if you’ll be having a couple of glasses anyway.
What do you do when the sommelier hands you a cork? The idea here is to check for counterfeits on more expensive wines. All you need to do is ensure the maker’s mark on the cork matches that on the bottle.
Whether you’re ordering a glass or a bottle | always insist on tasting beforehand. There is no need to gargle | swirl | or slurp just take a sip. If the taste is pleasing | great! If not | do let your sommelier know so they can find something else for you.
It may take some time and a couple of probing questions | but when an excellent food and wine match is created it takes the experience of both the dish and wine to a whole new level. Wines are crafted to be enjoyed with food | and we at Taylors adopt this approach when crafting our wines. Our philosophy of delicacy and balance in flavours means that our wines are never overbearing | but rather full of flavour whilst maintaining balance so as to complement your meal.