Macau Sommelier on Bizarre Wine Tastes and Complaints

By Ryan Gandolfo, February 11, 2019

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Mirco Tarducci grew up in Tuscany, worked in Australia and is now the in-house sommelier for Michelin-honored restaurant 8 ½ Otto E Mezzo BOMBANA in Macau. Needless to say, the man has more wine knowledge in his pinky than most of us do in our entire body. Below, he recalls...

Outrageous wine orders…
When I was back in Australia, I had two regular customers drink three magnums (1.5-liter bottles) and three regular bottles over five hours.

Complaints over wine choice…
Someone once complained that the wine he’d ordered reminded him of his wife removing her nail polish at home. 

Bizarre takes on wine taste…
Sweaty socks and band aids (referring to brettanomyces, a bacteria that spoils the wine), wet dog, cat’s pee. I could go on and on...

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