Now, maybe it’s me but I’ve done some speculating over the last few months and I’ve noticed that my favourite pastime is slowly starting to die out. If I am having a drink after work like the other thousands of other people who like to, I only want to stay for one. Maybe two at a push. If I want one pint, or one vodka or one j2o (that’s rare) I can order just one.
Wine by the glass however, just seems to be a major let down. Last week, I got a glass of merlot that had clearly been open longer than a week, a Pinot Gris that was tepid and clearly cost less than they were charing for a glass and then told (probably the most upsetting for me), ‘we only do wine by the bottle’.
Now I know I’ll be told were still in a poxy recession but you can always turn to the R word for an excuse, wanting A glass of half decent wine is one of lifes little pleasures that I feel is slipping away. Not only that, I don’t need the encouragement to drink a whole bottle on a Thursday night. Really, I don’t.
So my plea is not only for bars to please support us one glass drinkers but for you lovely people to suggest good bars in London where I can get a decent glass of wine for under £10!
Lastly, note the image. I broke the corkscrew when I needed it most…
3 thoughts on “By the glass”
So true Emma, I’ve just written my thoughts on the failings of the great British pub and my suspicions of what wines they’re pouring. Let’s hope they start to listen!
Absolutely true – serving wine ‘only by the bottle’ is all well and good for those with will-power, however for folk like me whose arm is twisted with a mere whiff of a Merlot, it is ludicrously dangerous. Could go on about drink-driving being encouraged etc but I digress. Corkscrew-gate is classic also.
Agreed – serving wine only by the bottle is all well and good for those rare souls with willpower – for the rest of the population (including me) this is a ludicrously dangerous way of ensuring a whole bottle is consumed. Not fair when the intention for having ‘just the 1’ is pure and good. I could go on about encouraging drink-driving etc but I do digress….