Etiquette Tuesday: The Wine Game

[ 0 ] February 1, 2011 |


Nothing spoils my senses more than bad food and bad wine.  This might seem like a problem that you would not often run into but it is all too common in the cuisine world.  Recently I visited a restaurant where I ordered a glass of red and the bottle had clearly been purchased from CVS and opened in 1982.  Smh (*Translation:  Shaking my head).  In this day and age, knowing when a bottle of wine has gone bad should be part of the basic training for bartenders.  Having a pristine wine selection can keep you in business just as long as having the best homemade pasta.  This Etiquette Tuesday goes out to the neophytes of this wine game…learn before you serve.  Putting a little care and knowledge into your wine knowledge can be just as pivotal in a dining experience as carrying a beautiful smile on your face.

Category: Food.Fun.Stuff.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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