Wine lists – why do so many stink?September 20, 2011 at 7:17 PM | Posted in Wine | 2 Comments
Tags: Chablis, Dauvissat, Ponson, Volnay
I am staying at a nice hotel that I’ve stayed in a number of times before – the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. The restaurant is well appointed and large – admittedly bad signs. But they gain from my faulty (or forgiving) memory in that I forget how dull it is to eat there and that their wine-by-the-glass menu never changes.
Now if they had a list that included Chablis from Ponson or Dauvissat or even a Volnay Villages I would nod to stability. No, their wines can be found on the shelves of Trader Joe’s or your local supermarket for 10 dollars.
How can this be? They’re not trying can be the only answer – and that I’ll finally remember.