Read the label!

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The author of this article makes some very good points about reading the label when being served in a restaurant. Often we assume that the various acts that make up wine service are just formalities, or are out-dated traditions. This is a good reminder that they are practical and serve a very real purpose.

If the waiter had acknowledged the error and gone to retrieve the correct bottle, this would not be an item of interest. It’s easy to grab the wrong bottle when two wines are from the same producer and essentially look the same.

But to my surprise, the waiter insisted he had delivered the wine I ordered.