Wine sommelier Mark Oldman tells the Daily Express that you should always choose the cheapest wine in a restaurant.
He is quoted in his book, ”How to Drink Like a Billionaire”, as saying; “Knowing that it will sell swiftly they may have slotted an overstocked bottle into the position on the list. Even worse, he may have marked up this wine more than any other, making it potentially the worst value on the list. You are better served to order the cheapest wine, which diners often neglect out of fear or embarrassment and thus is often a better value. Just make sure you do so at a restaurant that cares about its wine, where even modestly prices wines are of admirable quality. Truly talented sommeliers are able to find and sell deliciousness at the lowest end of the list.”