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Memo to Servers: A Response

There is absolutely no way that anyone who expresses disdain for a Server attempting to refill their wine glasses can have spent any reasonable length of time working in a restaurant.
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Memo to servers: Don’t pour my wine!

I spend many meals in fine restaurants these days trying to play defense against every passing server topping off a glass I don't want refilled. Let my guard down for a second -- laugh at a friend's joke -- and suddenly I have a full glass I didn't want.
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International Champagne Day

October 28th is the First International #Champagne Day. Champagne on a weekday? Absolutely. If you're out, order a glass. If you're home, no need to save that bottle forever, wondering if you'll ever have a...
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It’s All in the Glass

“How do you like the wine?” my husband asked me, after pouring a traditionally-styled 2001 Chianti Classico Riserva. “I find it blousy and a bit unfocused,” I replied. “Let’s try it in narrower glass.” Sure enough, the narrower glass reined the wine in, and some concentration became evident.