When embarking on a first date, it’s only natural that you want to impress. Many men go through the trouble of consulting their date on their tastes and choosing a great restaurant, only to let themselves down when it comes to selecting a wine. On the Russian dating scene, wine is an important part of an evening and can make or break a date. Most restaurants offer a baffling selection of wines at varying prices and navigating the options can be tricky for the uninitiated. Whether you’re dating an English lady, an American gal or one of the many beautiful Russian women out there, nothing sours a date faster than picking a bad wine. Nobody is expecting you to become a connoisseur overnight – and the idea of the evening is to get to know your date, not to show off – and so the following simple guide will help you to avoid embarrassment and net you that all-important second date.
Choosing Your Wine
First and foremost, don’t forget to ask your date about her preferences – if she’s a fan of a full-bodied red, she won’t thank you for selecting a sparkling white without consulting with her. If your date does not have a preference, don’t be afraid to ask the sommelier for a recommendation – it is, after all, what he’s there for. A good sommelier will recommend a wine to suit your tastes and to complement the food that you are ordering. Continue reading →