People no longer read, I’m convinced, they skim. In light of that, take in this 60-second sip, this quick-hit of knowledge.
50 seconds to go … here goes:
What does the unsuspecting restaurant-goer do when a waiter puts a cork on the table?
1) Sniff it to see if the wine smells corked.
3) Save it, of course, for your son who’s building a cork robot masterpiece.
And the answer is?
#2. That’s right, nada. Putting a cork on the table is a tradition that dates back the 18th century, a practice to prove restaurants weren’t doing a switcheroo with lesser quality wine from another bottling.
What’s the point here?
There seems to be some cork confusion in checking for a corked wine. To check you simply smell the wine in the glass, and if that smells suspicious, you take a sip. Just leave the cork on the table … or save it for your son.
There you have it. Your sip.