While knowing the price range helps a sommelier narrow down choices for you, on a first date, you don't always want to announce that price out loud.
One way to signal the server discreetly is to hold the wine list and say something along the lines of "I'm interested in something like this," while pointing not to a specific wine, but to the price of a wine.
then you will move to to the modern fermentation rooms with its dozens of massive vats, and then followed our guide underground into the cellars.
For instance, just saying you want a "natural wine" may sound worldly, but its basically useless.
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But from the snooty language to the myriad of regions, grapes, and producers, selecting a wine is daunting. Award-winning sommelier Helen Johannesen, owner of Helen's Wines and wine director at some of LA's most renowned restaurants, including Trois Mec and Animal, sat down with Esquire to share some pointers to help you look knowledgeable without being a jackass, not come off as cheap, and ultimately select a wine that you and your date will enjoy.
The bottom floor is open to visitors and retains much of its original decoration and furniture. After crossing the estate’s courtyard, spotted with ancient olive trees, you will enter to the former wine cellar, where pressed grapes were left to ferment in the good-old days before health regulations.
Today, this cellar has been converted into an art gallery, with dozens of wine barrels painted and decorated by famous Spanish artists.