Some part of the conversations which I selected, all concerning wines, which maybe useful to you guys who likes wines.
Susan Sterling tells:
I wanted to talk to you about what men should do to make for a good Valentines Day, specifically with wine selection. Be it for a night at home or a night out on the town. Give me some wines that you would recommend for both situations.
Also how far is too far when it comes to a guy displaying his wine knowledge at a restaurant? I know that many women can appreciate a man who knows the difference between a Shiraz and a glass of Zinfandel but throwing out too much information can make him look pretentious and just kill the night
A little bubbly can go a long way towards making a living room seem like a happening lounge, and you don't have to spend a fortune.Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine, is a great bargain. Segura Viudas and Codorniu are two high-quality, reasonably-priced brands that really deliver value for money. Both come in under $15.From Italy, there is Prosecco, and a personal favourite of mine is Villa Sandi for under $20. If you're feeling a little flusher, you could splash out $24.95 for Trius Brut from the Niagara region. Made from traditional champagne grapes varieties, in the traditional champagne style, this fizz delivers serious bang for your buck. (Pun not intended) All of these options should show up on a wine list, and are sometimes available by the glass, so keep them in mind if you do decide to go out for dinner.
When ordering a bottle of wine in a restaurant, try to keep things simple. Find out what your date is having for dinner, think about what you're having, pick out a dominant flavour, and try to find a wine that can match both reasonably well. (Obviously, this will be challenging if one of you is having Dover sole and the other is having rare steak) When in doubt, ask the server. He or she should know the wines and the menu well enough to make suggestions. In the end, it might be easier for each of you to get a single glass.
Chinese Overview: 老外对于喝酒和品酒都很在意哦，也是男人在餐桌上的炫耀资本