Dear Wine Ladies,
Dating is stressful enough without having to feel like a wine connoisseur when the wine list arrives. In my late twenties and knowing very little about wine I often feel uncomfortable when it comes to ordering the wine. Should I try to bluff my way through and hope for the best or just fess up?
You know what they say, honesty is the best policy and in this case we say, be frank with your date, it actually might offer you a much welcomed opportunity to break the ice. Ask her if she has preferences, or happens to know a fair amount about wine, chances are she too may not be well versed in the world of wine (as statistics will prove for this age group) and would be only to happy to join in engaging the sommelier, learning a little, and taking part in the wine selection. If she turns out to be an expert, perfect, the pressure is off and you can both concentrate on having fun.