How do you navigate the wine program at a fine restaurant? This week on How to Behave, Brian Keyser and Hannah Howard are joined in the studio by three wine professionals- Owen Kotler, Brie Conway, and Sarah Sutel. Tune in to hear the cast answers a few listener questions about wine. How do you tip based on the service of a sommelier? Is it acceptable to bring your own bottle to nice BYOB restaurants? Later, hear about the importance of checking for corked bottles, and why every fine dining restaurant should taste their wine for impurities before serving. This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market. Thanks to Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord for today’s music.
“As a sommelier, you want to ask questions because you don’t want diners to feel stupid or intimated. You lose the sale, you lose their trust, and they’re less likely to buy a second bottle of wine.” [23:15]
— Sarah Sutel on How to Behave