Wine Speak is No Longer a Foreign Language – Translation Ahead for Wine Enthusiasts!

For Wine Enthusiasts: How many times have you gone out to dinner and been asked what wine you would like to order and you simply freeze?  How many times have you reviewed a wine list and not recognized a single wine list? The DOMSOM tools you will learn from this lesson will help take the fear out of wine in any situation.
What your server asksWhat they really mean
Have you had a chance to look at the wine list?This question isn’t meant to pressure you.  Instead it is meant to open the door for a great conversation about whether you actually want wine and see how they can help you with your decision.
What wines/varietals do you enjoy?There is no right or wrong answer to this question it is meant to get an idea of the varietal or style of wine you like.
Do you have a price range in mind?Just like buying a house, everyone has a budget they want to meet and your server asks this question so she can find the perfect wine in your range, not to call you a cheapskate!
Are you celebrating a special occasion tonight?This question can also open up dialog  for budget and pricing. It can establish the progression of your dining experience. i.e. Lots of guests like to start with sparkling wine if they are celebrating. This question allows you to suggest bubbles to begin and easily move into something else.