Don’t Be a Dork: 10 Wine Terms to Learn Before You Go on a Date

You don’t have to be an expert to understand the language of ordering and drinking
Wine on a date


‘Breathing’ is the CPR of wine. If your server asks you if you want to open the wine and let it breathe, answer, ‘Yes.’

Let’s say you’re a beer guy or gal who knows a great Belgian from a rip-off, but you’ve never paid much attention to wine. Now, you’ve got a date with someone who loves wine and knows a little bit about it, and you’re looking to impress him or her.

Once the wine list comes around, it’s your time to shine. The best thing to do in situations like this is to show your date that you actually know what you’re talking about, because you don’t want to come off like a complete idiot.

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While wine savvy wasn’t built in a day, there’s plenty to know about the vino. Whether it is terms to know when checking out the wine list, terms to know when the server pours you a taste of wine before you accept the bottle, or basic terms to know when discussing a wine, here are a few useful terms to get you started.