What’s the best way to enjoy wine when you dine out? Order a bottle to share! We’ve noticed recently that more and more people are ordering their wine by the glass, which is not ideal for wine-conscious diners.
When you order your wine by the glass, you are limiting yourself in several ways…
Minimizing your options. Even though LloydMartin offers more than a dozen options for wine to enjoy by the glass, our regular wine list has more than five times that offering. That is not even including our featured wine bottles or the specialty offering from LloydMartin’s cellar. When you choose to enjoy your wine by the glass, you miss the opportunity to enjoy something very special that you may not be able to find elsewhere.
Cutting the value. It’s the honest-to-God truth that bars and restaurants have to mark up the price of wines by the glass in order to manage the costs associated with serving them that way. A bottle that is priced at $55 may be sold by the glass for $14, so you’re paying significantly more per glass than if you had enjoyed the same wine by buying a bottle instead. It’s a better financial decision to buy the bottle and share it between a few people.
Missing the full experience. Part of dining out with your significant other or friend(s) is the experience and the memories you will make. The process of selecting a nice bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal, or splurging on a very special bottle to celebrate or commemorate an occasion is one that you will certainly remember and treasure. And, a bottle of wine isn’t as big as it seems. There are only 4 – 5 glasses (depending on pour amounts) in a single bottle of wine. If you’re dining with someone else and both of you plan to drink more than just one glass, you can easily share a bottle of wine.
We have some excellent featured wines at LloydMartin right now. To name a few:
- Northstar Merlot, 2010 from Washington’s Columbia Valley ($55)
- NXNW Syrah, 2010 from Washington’s Columbia Valley ($60)
- J. Bookwalter Foreshadow Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 from Washington’s Columbia Valley ($90)
- Three Rivers Winery Malbec, 2009 from Washington’s Columbia Valley ($50)
- Clau du Nell Cabernet Franc, 2011 from the Loire Valley in France ($85)
- Senorio de P. Peciña Reserva Rioja, 2001 from Spain ($75)
Book your table at LloydMartin, and get ready to enjoy one of these or another one of our exceptional bottles of wine.
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