NEW AETV! HOW TO CHOOSE WINE ON A DATE, FEATURING REX PICKETT: AUTHOR OF SIDEWAYS

Sometimes while out eating, I like to look over at couples and guess what date they’re on based on body language.  ”Oh, definitely first,” I’ll say to Ross.  ”Second, contemplating a third,” or “third, and this might be the last one.”  He usually tells me to stop staring at people.

But when we got an opportunity to visit with Rex Pickett (author of Sideways – yep, the awesome wine movie Sideways) recently, it got my AETV director Los and I to thinking: What wine should people order on dates?  What’s a nice thing to order when you’re just getting to know someone?

So we asked Rex about the matter, and invited my friend / Austin Eavesdropper contributor Megan to join us.  This was filmed at Hyde Park Bar & Grill on Duval, and side note: My dad, whose favorite movie is Sideways, was off-camera watching this whole thing and grinning like a jack-o-lantern.  He interviewed Rex himself after the shoot, and I kind of wish we had also gotten that on camera.

Hope you enjoy!

  • Katie G.

    YEEEE!  I love it, Tolly!  You guys are precious together.

    • http://www.austineavesdropper.com Tolly Moseley

       Thank you, Miss Katie!

  • ChelleLynn

    So cute! I’m a big people watcher as well…although my luck seems to be to catch all the couples on their way to or in the middle of breaking up. Spotting a first date is always fun, though- she’s a little over dressed, he’s a little nervous, she giggles over her glass of wine, he blushes when she laughs at his joke. I always hope that it’s a happily ever after. :)