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Old June 4th, 2002, 05:08 PM
Bill Bill is offline
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Default Re: Re: Wine sharing etiquette

I have no problem ordering a bottle of wine for just my wife and myself. I do not always drink wine with dinner and therefore the sharing thing does not work as well. In addition I do not know my tablemates preferences and habits and as such do not want to pressure anyone into a sharing situation they do not want to be in. (any more than I want to be pressured into an escalating round of sharing). Buying for ourselves on the first night establishes that everyone else is free to buy without needing to include us. I have had situations where once we were into the cruise a bit I felt more secure in ordering wine for the table but I do not expect that it be reciprocated. If it is great, if not, I will go back to ordering for my wife and I again.
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