Learning about wine and beer as a restaurant server?
October 3, 2010 1:23 PM Subscribe
Being the drunk that I am, I'm familiar enough with cocktails and hard liquor. However, I need help with my beer and wine knowledge, for working as a restaurant server. To quickly, broadly learn about beer and wine, what are my options for book-learnin', starting points, and so on? Current knowledge is basically zero.
posted by Xere to Food & Drink (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My current beer and wine knowledge is horrendous. I know there's red and white wine. PBR is cheap and hipster ... as I learned from that one movie. There's regular and there's light beer, as in Bud/Bud Lite, Miller/Miller Lite. And ... that's about it.
I know I can always go out and buy various beers and wines to taste and experiment with pairing, and look them up on the intarwebs to learn about them. But that would take a long time on a small budget. And I'm not a fan of buying a six-pack or wine bottle, only to drink a little and then to give it away before it goes off or I get bored with it. I know I'll have to do some buying/tasting at some point, but just not of everything out there. But I would like to seem to know about almost everything.