Pleasure Vs. Process (Wine Enthusiast - 15 December 2007)
On holiday in Greece, my husband and I ordered a liter of a local Syrah at the recommendation of our waiter. After taking our order, the waiter returned to fill our glasses from an opaque ceramic jug without first offering us a taste.
Three years earlier, I would have protested and sent the wine back, insisting to see the bottle and making a small show of sampling...