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Overheard at a wine bar...

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?

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  • I realize this thread is about three weeks old but I figured I'd chime in with two of my greatest grape blunders: telling clients that Chateau Grillet was a blend of Marsanne and Roussane and Montlouis was Sauvignon blanc. Both times I realized what I'd said about 10 minutes later and was torn between admitting my mistake to the client or not saying anything. (Ps: I never said anything)

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  • I realize this thread is about three weeks old but I figured I'd chime in with two of my greatest grape blunders: telling clients that Chateau Grillet was a blend of Marsanne and Roussane and Montlouis was Sauvignon blanc. Both times I realized what I'd said about 10 minutes later and was torn between admitting my mistake to the client or not saying anything. (Ps: I never said anything)

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