Don’t Fear The Wine List

Avoid the confusion with the dreaded wine listSo you’re out to dinner at a swanky new eatery, entertaining clients or simply enjoying time with friends. The ten page wine list has landed in front of you, and as the host, you are tasked with choosing a bottle for the table. Even the most seasoned oenophile may start shaking in their boots when put on the spot, but remain calm. Here are some pointers from restaurant industry experts to guide you through the process.

First and foremost, always consult a Sommelier if the restaurant has one on staff. This person is employed to help you navigate the wine list, however daunting or familiar it may seem. Once you have recruited their help, be direct with what you’re looking for following these steps:
  • Share what you normally like to drink. Throw out some producers if you have your go-to favorites or keep it straightforward with the varietal and region (i.e. “Napa Cab” or “French Chardonnay”).
  • Communicate what you’re looking for in the bottle. Are you wanting something within your comfort zone or are you in the mood to branch out? 
  • From this point, try to keep descriptors simple. Use words you can associate with what your looking for. Crisp and mineral-driven Sauvignon Blanc? Fruity and light-bodied Pinot Noir? Or a rich and tannic Bordeaux blend? Other useful adjectives include earthy, oaky, acidic, sparkling, and tart.
  • Never use the word “dry”. In the wine world, anything that lacks residual sugar is considered to be dry so it’s best to use more specific vocabulary. If you don’t know how to describe what you’d like, tell the Somm what you are not looking for, such as a buttery Chardonnay.
  • If you are comfortable speaking about price with your party in earshot, go ahead and vocalize your price range. If you’d rather keep the price tag to yourself, point to a bottle on the list and say you’re looking for something comparable.
  • For the more trusting and adventurous imbibers, put yourself in the Somm or server’s hands! These people more than likely have been plotting the perfect (and reasonably priced) bottle for their own dining experience and know what selections pair well with the cuisine. 
Let’s say there is not a Sommelier on staff and your server is not fully confident with the wine list. Your best bet is to avoid the lowest and highest bottles on the list immediately. Find the median price and look below and above roughly $15 to locate something worth it’s price tag. 
When all else fails, order whiskey.Bethany Kocak
Beverage Professional, McCrady’s
Charleston, SC


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Modern Male is proud to be offering our Muscular Mobility Massage. This massage is targeted to increase mobility and flexibility in the body by stretching muscular groups to release negative energy and open those muscles to build overall strength.

This process will not only build overall strength and flexibility, but it will lessen the possibility of injury. When the muscles become overworked, they hold on to negative energy, building an imbalance in your overall body functioning.

While designed for athletes, you do not have to be an athlete to reap the…

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Introducing Modern Male’s newest massage therapy treatment: Muscular Mobility Massage. We are very excited to release this to you and are offering an introductory session at half off!

Your initial muscular mobility massage must be 90 minutes for our therapist to assess your body and all muscle groups. Then our therapists can put a program together for your individual needs as well as help you to reach your goals.

Whether it is to improve your golf drive, tennis swing, competition time, or flexibility, our therapist will design a program that will…

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Tips and Tricks: Styling Techniques

Two simple tools that you probably already have are a comb and a blow dryer.  As shown in the picture, put the concentrator attachment on the end of your blow dryer to control where the air flow hits the hair. Jason, our stylist, prefers to use a comb rather than a brush for this style and many others because most brushes grab too much hair and are harder to control. Using a comb will allow maximum air flow and provide more ease of controlling where you want the hair…

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Modern Male is thrilled to officially welcome Jason as the newest addition to our team! Jason brings years of experience, from working in salons behind the chair to teaching aspiring young hairstylists. After growing up in Santa Monica, CA, he attended the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy and became an instructor of hair design at the Paul Mitchel Academy. Jason has a gift of assisting clients in discovering what look is best suited for them and their lifestyle. Many times this process involves transitioning into the final look by building…

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Our spring hair trends continue by bringing a professional edge to classic lines. Our Master Designer, Jason Schaible, was inspired with the likes of James Dean from the past and Jon Hamm who plays Madmen’s Don Draper from the present. As the weather continues to heat up in Central Ohio, Jason noticed many clients wanting to let go of their winter coat. With that in mind, he sculpted our model’s hair to bring a masculine and modern yet vintage shape. We kept the beard intact but provided a fade around the…

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Join us at the new Bridge Park’s First Happy Hour!

Mesh Fitness and Bridge Park are hosting “Share The Love, Dublin’s Bridge Park’s First Happy Hour.” This is a free event and open to the public, (21 and over). All proceeds go to support local charities including the Heinzerling Foundation, Welcome Warehouse, Dublin Food Pantry, NC4K, Dublin Civic Foundation, and The Childhood League Center.

Modern Male is proud to be participating in this charity event. Stop by for special refreshments and receive a free sample of our new Muscular Mobility Massage treatment in our Massage Zone!

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Let it go! This is not a new years resolution; it is our spring trend theme! Last year we noticed a lot of ‘ideas’ of what our clients wanted their hair to look like, which resulted in waiting for their hair to grow, not knowing how to deal with it in the process, and a vague picture of how it would look in the long run. We say “Let it Go” and live for the now! In the pictures above Charles was in that game of let’s grow it…

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How it’s done.

We have spent that last two newsletters talking about 2017 hair trends and embracing the spirit of “Let It Go.” Now we are going to share with you how it’s done. The spring trend cut showcased previously is extremely versatile. The trick is using the right products and getting adventurous in how you use them.


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Khun, nicknamed Kam, is celebrating his first year at Modern Male! When he came to Modern Male his vision was “to be the best.” One year later, he is definitely proving his talent and is on his way to being, if not already, one of the best men’s hair stylists in Columbus.


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