Isn't White Zin Supposed to be...White?
I once was privy to a disturbingly funny exchange between guests in my restaurant.
One of the ladies ordered white zin, with a half order of a salad (imagine that), probably with ranch on the side, but memory fails me at this point.
Well I delivered her tasty beverage and when walking past a moment later heard the following...
A discussion on why her white wine wasn't white, it was red..
I went up to the table to inquire what the issue was.
"Sir my friends ine isn't white it's reddish pink, this is a red wine." Her friend said with the certainty of a sommelier.
Ahhh, the lass's is embarrassed to ask for herself I think.
"No ma'am, that's white zinfandel"
"Well why is it red then?? White Zin is a White wine."
I explain patient that the pink hue comes from a red grape that has its skin removed during the wine production...
I was greeted by a look of puzzlement, why she, the customer that is always right, was wrong.
"Well isn't it sometimes white??" She quipped, after all she is an educated woman, I'm a lowly server.
I see the fear in her eyes, she knows I am right.
"Perhaps a Pinot Grigio would be more what you would enjoy Ma'am," I offer diplomatically.
I see the certainty returning to her face...
"Yes I think that's what I really wanted to order."
Ya, I'm quite sure, way to fight your own battles lady.
They finish up their dinner and head to the door...
I pick up the check, I don't remember the amount, one split salad and 3 glasses Pinot?
(Three glasses, one split between the two later, God forbid they catch half a buzz and have some fun, anyways...)
My guess $22.00
All I remember was the percentage,
Damn, I wish I would have made her feel more inept in front of her friend, well that's how the game is played
Its called acting, covering up ones true personality and thoughts with a facade...
As I am thinking these thoughts I am almost tempted to drink the wine she sent back, its the afternoon and no ones in the place, I'm just gonna toss it...
I recoil in disgust, striking the thought from my mind.
This is how the devil tempted Eve, it won't work twice, I opt for a Stoli Arnold Palmer instead.
You kids can keep your White Zin!