Top 3 Pet Peeves of a Wine Bar Bartender

click to enlarge No need to hate on Riesling, friend. - Photo by Nicholas Phillips
Photo by Nicholas Phillips
No need to hate on Riesling, friend.
In this series, food and drink professionals dish to Gut Check about their pet peeves anonymously -- but honestly.

Gut Check Code Name:  Dr. Decanter

Position: Bartender at a city wine bar

Pet Peeve #1

Dr. Decanter: It bothers me when people say, 'I don't like Riesling.' Because everybody likes Riesling. I think they're playing off a stigma that sweet wine is bad. Which is not true. And that Riesling is always sweet. Which is not true.
Pet Peeve #2

Dr. Decanter: I don't like when [customers] put their gum under the table. You're out there moving the tables to clean under them, then all of sudden there's fucking gum on your hand. It's gross.

Pet Peeve #3

Dr. Decanter: Sometimes people ask, 'Do you have a restroom?' Yes. Yes, we have a restroom. Who doesn't have a restroom?
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