#5: Be a Wine Lover, Not a Wine Snob
A cautionary coda to that? Be selective, and aim to impress, but do not be overt about it, and you should definitely not show off or brag about it.
Nothing makes choosing the right wine for your partner go from ‘ooh-la-la’ to ‘oh, brother’ faster than stroking your own ego and sounding like a self-absorbed snob.
Keep boasting and bragging about how fabulous your oh-so-expensive bottle of bubbly is, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself finishing that bottle—and the date—by yourself.