This is the second part in our series this week about how to be successful at a Business Dinner. Stay tuned!
With so much information out there on the internet these days, we can’t be subject matter experts on all things. We pick the things we like and talk obsessively about them- hence the this blog. There are universal subjects that we all have to engage in regularly; food, and if you’re a Seattleite- coffee. So…
Step 2: Don’t worry about the jargon.
Speak your own language, don’t worry about the pretentiousness (this is Seattle, not DC!). Nothing is harder to keep a straight face when hearing “I’d like white wine with deep tannins, which is of leathery aroma, with notes of petrol, musk and whims of soot” …Mmm we don’t bottle L.A. smog. Instead stick to words you know and types of wines you normally have. “I’d like a white wine that is crisp, slightly sweet and that would pair with our appetizer. I drink sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio at home. What would you suggest?” It’s that simple.
Stay tuned: How to get the best bang for your buck on a bottle of wine!