You can't always judge a book by its cover. Three Sticks Chardonnay is one of the best chardonnays I have had in about nine months, but the name doesn't express a big, serious chardonnay. All "pink wine" is not sweet, there are several nice dry Roses. But who do you listen to? How about a server at your favorite restaurant?

In the upcoming few weeks, I want to focus in on restaurant lists and programs. I want some feedback from you. What trends are you seeing? What would you like to see when you go out for an evening?

Email me lauralawson@winecrush.com.