Wine for a first date

You want to show you're in command but you don't want to be too flash or too hearty - no big oaky numbers that will scare them off. It would be a kind of compliment to order something elegant and unpushy, like a Riesling. Domaine Weinbach's Cuvée Theo 2006 from the Clos des Capucins vineyard strikes a nice balance between steely minerality and fresh lime notes. Most Rieslings are low in alcohol too, (though not this one - 13.5 per cent), so if you're really motoring you could probably order a second bottle. £25 at Justerini & Brooks (020 7484 6400; www.justerinis.com)

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