So, it’s wine o’ clock at your restaurant, and you have no idea what wine to serve your customers. Don’t worry; ShortOrder is here to help. We’ve put together a short four-step plan that will turn you into a wine guru.
1. Develop Your Own Wine Palate
If you have never been one for the taste of wine, we suggest starting out with a modest wine. For example, many white wine-only drinkers who want to try the world of red wine start out with a nice Malbec, because its flavor isn’t as bold as, say, a Merlot or Cabernet. Also, to help you truly experience all of the flavors, we suggest that you make sure to swish each sip around your mouth instead of just throwing it back.
2. Find the Wine That Stands Out
Once you find a wine that blows all of your preconceived notions of wine out of the water, hold onto it! New wines can help differentiate your restaurant’s wine list from the rest, and as a result, your patrons will thank you for opening their eyes to something new.
3. Don’t Stop There
Once you’ve found a few wines that you love wholeheartedly, it’s easy to stop tasting. Don’t do this. It’s a bad idea to fall into this realm of familiarity, because there are always other wonderful wines just waiting for you.
4. Storage Equipment is Key
You can have the greatest wines in the world, but if stored incorrectly, no one will want to drink them. ShortOrder suggests having back bar storage as well as display shelving. Don’t forget this important step for your customers’ taste buds sake.
So now that you’re on your way to being a wine pro, see what other aspect of your restaurant business you can master on our ShortOrder blog. Also, if you ever find yourself in need of new commercial kitchen equipment, ShortOrder is here to help.