search
Loading
|  home | feedback | help          
StarChefs
Wine on Starchefs home
interview
tips
ask sommelier
 
Wine Tips from Featured Sommelier Allegra Angelo, Michy’s, Miami, FL on StarChefs.com
Sommelier Allegra Angelo

Michy’s
6927 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 759-2001

Wine Tips from Featured Sommelier Allegra Angelo, Michy’s, Miami, FL

February 2008

1. Be honest. If you haven’t had a wine on the list, don’t pretend like you’ve tasted it. For example, if a guest asks you, “What about the ’04 Rioja.” You might say, “Well, I haven’t had the ’04 vintage yet; I loved the ’01 from the same producer…the ’04 might have a bit more weight to it.”

2. Take chances on your wine list. Just because a guest always asks for a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc doesn’t mean you have to pour one by the glass. You’re in control; put interesting choices on your list. “Hey, if you like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, try the 2006 Menetou Salon Blanc, the aromas of the ’06 are similar to a New Zealand style.”

3. Make sure glasses are always clean. A dirty glass, no matter how expensive, is unacceptable.

4. Don’t make assumptions and don’t be afraid to ask questions. You might think a cabernet is perfect at 60°, but your guest might prefer it at 55°.  It’s especially true with white wine; some guests prefer their white wine on the table, and others would like their wine kept on ice. Just ask.

5. An up-sell is getting a guest to come back. Sell a great $60 bottle of wine, and next time sell that guest a great $85 bottle of wine.

6. Have fun. You can break the rules.

^ Top of page


 
hotlinks_general_narrow
  • Recently Tasted February
  • Champagne Terroir

  • more wine features



     Sign up for our newsletters!|Print this page|Email this page to a friend
     QuickMeals   Chefs   Rising Stars   Hospitality Jobs   Find a School   Wine   Community   Features   Food Events   News   Ask the Experts   Tickets   Cookbooks
    About Us | Career Opportunities | Media Kit | StarChefs in the News | Site Map
    Please help keep StarChefs a free service by displaying our button on your website. Click here for details.
      Copyright © 1995-2014 StarChefs. All rights reserved.  | Privacy Policy