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If you're ever out to eat with the Eatocracy editors (and seriously, we wish all of you were), you'll probably notice we're not afraid to ask questions. We fancy ourselves pretty knowledgeable when it comes to food, but we certainly don't know everything. If you meet somebody who claims such - give them a gold star for us.
In terms of wine, two of our favorite questions are: "What grape needs some loving?" and "which one tastes most like a barnyard?" ... OK, so we like our wine a little funky, but the point is this: Sommeliers like Joe Campanale are not only there to help you, they want to help you.
Five Questions You Should Not Be Afraid to Ask Your Sommelier: Joe Campanale
2. “I’ve never heard of this kind of wine. Can you tell me something about it?”
3. “What do you think is drinking well right now?”
4. “What’s something off-the-beaten-path?”
5. “What do you think is the best wine to go with our food?”
Is there someone you'd like to see in the hot seat? Let us know in the comments below and if we agree, we'll do our best to chase 'em down.