Opening wine dinner 'gift'
DH and I are having a "discussion". We are back and forth for casual dinners with a couple (friends/neighbors). We go back and forth with bottles of wine (not fancy). Last week I had opened a bottle of Merlot for dinner. They came with a Merlot (different brand). Both were just run of the mill OK Merlots. During dinner, he (guest) asked to open the bottle they had brought, even tho, as his wife pointed out, we had a bottle opened already, he insisted.
SO, I say he was just a little pushy since we had plenty of Merlot open. DH said it was OK. We aren't talking special wines here, just protocol.
Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but in the interest of world peace, what are your thoughts??