Love may make the world go round but so does wine. Literally. If you’re not used to drinking it, it can be quite tricky to order wine at Kenyan restaurants. So what happens if you’re on a date this Valentine’s Day? Pull out your wine glasses and let’s take a look at 5 things you should consider.
It’s a common fact that restaurants mark up the prices of wine, especially on Valentine’s Day. Don’t be shocked to find it costs you more than twice as much to order wine at Kenyan restaurants than if you buy the wine at home. In addition, the wine price list usually has some relatively cheap, and also really expensive, options that you can explore. Note that a cheap wine doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s bad, and vice versa.
A glass of wine is more or less a ¼ of the whole bottle. Therefore, if you think you’ll be taking more than four glasses of wine in one sitting, then it’s more economical to just get the whole bottle. However, if you want to play around with different flavors of wine on Valentine’s Day, then it is best to order by the glass.
The kind of wine you order at Kenyan restaurants depends a lot on the type of food you’ll be eating and how it will be prepared. White wine, like Sauvignon Blanc, goes really well with light fish dishes and delicate sauces. On the other hand, red wine like Pinot Noir pairs well with light meat and poultry dishes, as well as heavy sauces. Sweet wines, like Rosé, are best paired with dessert and spicy food.
If you know where you’re going in advance, it helps to check on the type of wine they have. This is very important, especially on Valentine’s Day when most restaurants will be fuller than usual. It will also inform your budget for the night, and you can make any special requests then. You can do this by checking the restaurant’s website or calling them.
It’s okay to ask for help. No one expects you to know everything when you order wine at Kenyan restaurants. You can ask for the server’s or your date’s recommendations before making a decision.
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