Greg Majors, above, is the beverage director at Craft restaurant. We asked him to give us some tips on how to choose the perfect bottle for you.
When ordering wine, it's important to specify the following:
The weight of the wine (light, medium, full bodies)
Wines have different acidity levels, oak flavors, minerality, tannins and fruit notes.
Country of origin
Why does this matter? "Country of origin helps me understand what direction to take them in," Majors says. "If someone wants a riesling from Austria as opposed to Germany, then chances are the person prefers something dry. If someone prefers French pinot over domestic, then I would assume they like their pinots without as much ripe fruit common in California.
Pretty self-explanatory, if you ask us!
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