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Insider Tips For The Discerning Sipper

Dec 2, 2011
Insider Tips For The Discerning Sipper
A new spin on by-the-glass

wineatbarWhile we don’t normally encourage solitary sipping, certain situations do arise. For instance, you’re traveling alone, or it’s just been a really hard day. Should you find yourself sitting at a bar alone, here are some tips for finding great new wines to try.

Start by asking your waiter if anything unusual is open behind the bar. You never know what special bottle just got popped for an employee tasting or notary visit. You won’t know until you ask!

Don’t be afraid to request something specific. The discerning bartender loves a discerning sipper, so be assertive, and see what happens.

Still don’t know what you want? Ask if there’s any grüner veltliner in the house; the national grape of Austria is a terrific wine by the glass and can really take the edge off after a hard day. We recommend NIGL Freiheit Grüner Veltliner (Kremstal) $16. Its crisp minerality, spiciness, and citrus flavors are food-friendly and fresh. Pair it with seafood dishes or just enjoy a glass on its own.

What’s your go-to grape when sipping alone? Tell us below.


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Dec 2, 2011
For sipping alone.. I really like to have Calamity Jane, a very sweet red wine from Prairieberry Winery in SD. I know it will make a quiet moment very enjoyable!

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Dec 2, 2011
Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles!

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