An amusing article came out this week in the Telegraph. The title, “Sémillon is the most mispronounced wine”, belies what seems to be an opportunity to make fun of British folks – not something you’d expect from a British publication:
*Ten per cent of people have complained that the waiter hasn’t poured them enough wine, when the intention was for them to taste it.
*One in twenty Britains have asked for a slice of lemon in their wine glass according to the poll of 3000 adults.
*One in twenty have “moaned” to a waiter that the wine is corked, not realizing it came from a screw-top bottle.
*Five per cent of the nation vigorously swirls the wine around in the glass to allow it to breathe but then embarrassingly spills it on themselves.
*16% of people who completed the poll said they often just order a bottle of expensive wine just so it looks like they know their wine, when they haven’t a clue what they’re actually drinking.