We were just discussing awkward wine moments and @Markharrison252 made a very interesting point about upselling in restaurants (I’ll transfer his post to the replies below this topic) and I wondered what you all thought.
Do you trust wine recommendations made by waiting staff/Maitre Ds/sommeliers in restaurants? Do you have any horror stories about up-selling attempts gone wrong, or any lovely memories of a sommelier helping you discover an amazing, unforgettable bottle/food match?
I’ve had the usual annoying encounters at restaurants on holiday where the waiter has tried to sell me overpriced, very average Chianti just because I’m in Italy, but I’ve also had lovely conversations with waiting staff at The Pig Hotel in the New Forest, who helped me navigate their super-long and exciting wine list and find a gorgeous Uruguayan viognier.
What about you?