Serving the Wine
Once the guest has picked the wine bring it to the table and present it to the lady or gentleman who ordered it. State the name of the wine, the producer who made it and the vintage, for instance – ‘This is the Pinot Grigio from Flavorelli, 2017’. This is your confirmation that you’ve brought the customer the right wine and eradicates the danger of opening the wrong bottle!
Once the bottle is open, ask the lady or gentleman who ordered the wine if they would like to try. They are doing this to check that the wine isn’t faulty, not to see whether they like it or not. This is a common misconception which is part of the restaurant theatre!
On the next page we’ll show you what to do if there is a fault with the wine. If everything is fine with the wine then proceed to pour to the ladies first, then the gentleman, pouring the glass of the person who tired the wine last. Don’t fill the glasses up to the top. They should be half full at a maximum.