Do you really need to taste the bottle of wine you just ordered? No!
Once upon a time, most establishments that served wine were considered fine dining (and to the layman, maybe even better than that). But those days are over. You can pull into your neighborhood steakhouse and order a bottle of wine. So, when the waiter brings it about for you to taste, what are you meant to do? Actually, you are meant to pass on the taster because you just picked a bottle of wine off the menu and that's your choice.
- Rated #10 in 10 Things You Really Should Know about Wine