This is my mother's favourite restaurant in the county. It was the Saturday of the Mother's Day weekend and my wife and I decided to make the 3-1/2 drive from Kitchener to be with my Mother and treat her to dinner.
My wife and I have been on a number of wine tours in North America and Europe; we like to keep up with what is going on in the industry and gravitate to experienced wine people that aren't the salesperson type. We have had many extended conversations with respected people at various vineyards. In recent years it has become common knowledge in the industry that even young wines benefit from decanting. According to some any red wine under 8 years old should be decanted without thought.
My wife chose a local wine from the list; I requested it be decanted. The waiter returned, apparently that wine was no longer available. We went with a second choice, then the waiter informed us that they generally only decant old wines. As he left he said but we can decant it if you want. I passed as I didn't want to make a fuss.
During dinner I couldn't help notice other patrons swirling their wine like crazy in an attempt aerate and bring out the full experience.
What's the big deal, another item to wash? We will be patronizing other restaurants in the future.
The food was good but the waiter put a bad taste in our mouths. What ever happened to doing what it takes to satisfy the customer?
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