Guest: "What is Txakolina?"
Server: "It's a Spanish white wine. It just means farm."
Sometimes sommeliers, servers, or bartenders don't know the answer, so they make something up! What have you overheard at restaurants or wine bars that made you do a double take?
I just want to add that I love the direction this thread is going. As a new Somm I make a ton of mistakes and kick myself in the back of the house regularly. Sometimes I wish I started a blog on my first day to tell stories of what it's like to be a new somm learning the ropes and making the craziest mistakes. I've only been in the biz 9 months, maybe its not too late! I seriously can't believe some of the stuff that comes out of my mouth.