Wine and Temperature (again)

Just a peak of frustration is making me re-visit this subject.

I am sure we have all enjoyed the recent bout of hot weather but it has played havoc with my patience with some restaurant staff.

I must say that we dine out very infrequently, obviously more so on holiday. But our last two experiences have been very similar. The temperature in the evening was 32C and humid.


I ordered a red wine £20.00 ish in value to go with our meal and on both occasions it was just too warm to drink. The waiter swooshed a bit into my glass and asked me if it was OK. I said I couldn’t tell as it was too warm and all I could taste was the alcohol. A small stand-off then ensued before I asked for an ice bucket, AN ICE BUCKET, he said, with some disdain.

I was almost tempted to say if I had ordered a steak and it was cold would you expect me to say something?

That is unacceptable but so is giving me a product which isn’t served correctly.

Anyway after 5 minutes in the ice bucket the wine was the right temperature and it was lovely. Rant finished!


About Man et Vin

I am a 47 year old living in Nottingham. Maybe, like me, you have become disillusioned by the quality and variety of most wine that is sold in the UK. I am not anti supermarket or wine store but there must be more out there. Please join me on my journey to find decent good value wine. At the same time I want to find out more about storage, availablity and discover some of the lesser known wine growing areas. I have nothing to do with the wine industry, as it happens I am a middle manager in a financial services company.
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