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Old 07-20-2012, 02:48 PM   #26
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Seriously?
I went to school to learn what wines pair with what food, and if I spend the time to do that, I would find it an insult if someone brough just some wine
but pairs are just... suggestions. i study the same stuff you do, but i also keep my mind opened to what the other members are inputting into this topic, and that is, some do bring wine that isn't on the menu because it could be more so symbolic, than a "perfect pairing". or maybe they are in fact, cheap. or maybe they particularly enjoy that wine a lot that even if its not a "right" pairing to their dinner, they enjoy it.

as a chef, you wouldn't come out to a table and bitch out your guests because their ordered wine b, instead of choosing your recommended wine a pairing.

don't take it too personal bro
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:57 PM   #27
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I went to school to learn what wines pair with what food, and if I spend the time to do that, I would find it an insult if someone brough just some wine
Unless you can differentiate between different types of oak and can tell me where something was grown without looking at the label, then your knowledge and palette aren't worth even two cents. But, I can empathize with you because alcohol is where restaurants make their money.

As a semi-pro wine snob, I applaud this change. The people who complain just don't get it. If I can bring my bottle of Caymus Cab Sauv and pay $20 corkage instead of paying $175 a bottle from the restaurant, I still come out ahead.
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RIDICILOUS.

im in the restaurant side of things, and i feel as if its almost an insult that they would let people bring their own wines in
When I first heard about this law I didn't see why anyone would have a problem with it. Now I kind of do. I agree in a way this is almost like bringing your own food to eat in a restaurant. I'm still in support of it however as I do see myself one day bringing in a bottle of wine and ending up having a better night than if I had bought one there.
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When I first heard about this law I didn't see why anyone would have a problem with it.
Now I kind of do. I agree in a way this is almost like bringing your own food to eat in a restaurant.
I think you mean like bringing food to a drinking bar and having it there? Most restaurants may have wine, but that's hardly proof positive that they know their wines.
Just to let you know, that does happen elsewhere in the world. Vancouver might have some decent food here, but our food scene is weak compared to other places.
I think the fact we are even having a discussion on the normality of corkage kind of goes to show the average level of food knowledge in Vancouver.

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Your schooling might have helped place you into a nicer restaurant, but I'd hazard a guess that 95% of the restaurants in Vancouver don't have a sommelier or even a decent wine cellar.
And even then, people have their own preferences.

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I'm not a wine connoisseur, but I'd say I'm your average foodie with some family members who are wine enthusiasts.
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LOL again, this law isn't designed to make it easier for everyone to bring their own alcohol from home at restaurants. It's more of a gesture to allow people who already own or want to drink rather expensive bottles of wine/alcohol at a restaurant, to bring their own from home and pay the restaurant for their service.

These people would be people who own $500+ bottles and chances are the restaurant will not have them. These same people are probably who would've spend a fair bit of money at the restaurant themselves anyways so the restaurant isn't really hurting from this, if anything, it's attracting higher end patrons.

Also, it encourages larger groups to come out more often. We have done this before and we had about 10-12 people with us. The cork fee was $55 but our dinner bill ended up being about $900 anyways. Had we not been able to do this, we would've been enjoying that bottle at home and had the get together catered by another company.
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FYI: The restaurant association of BC supports this law.
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excuse me for being so naive, responded from my phone from what i first thought of
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I'm certainly not offended, I hope you aren't either. As said we are in very similar walks of life I am led to believe, and I understand its sometime easy to be offended by customers not listening to what is educated advice. Unless its completely outrageous I have learned not to let it bother me.
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What wine pairs best with a double cheeseburger at McDonalds?
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Chinese people just open their own red wine at the seafood restruant table.
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