"Kisses Sweeter than Wine" is the 5th episode of Season 3 on NBC series Frasier.


WHAT WHINE GOES WITH ANGER – Frasier may have to scratch his dream of becoming the head of the wine club after Niles accidentally gouges Frasier's floor on the eve of an important wine tasting. When Niles has his contractor, Joe, promptly make repairs, Frasier is floored by the ensuing mess and chaos. Also, Niles must contend with the fact that Joe and Daphne have taken a shine to each other.


Wikia Frasier - Apartment renovation

Niles trying to speed up the process

Frasier is hosting a wine tasting at his house in hopes of becoming one of the wine club's new officers. Frasier and Niles decide to move Martin's chair to the other room, and Niles drops it on Frasier's hardwood floor, causing a scratch. Frasier, worried that his guests will notice and deride the scratch, hires a contractor to swiftly remove it. The contractor, Joe DeCarlo, comes to help Frasier but he discovers faulty wiring. The contractors continue discover serious problems with Frasier's apartment and more work is being done, and Frasier needs to rush them out before his party.


Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane
David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane
John Mahoney as Martin Crane
Jane Leeves as Daphne Crane
Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle

Guest starring

Tony Carreiro as Joe DeCarlo
Brooke Adams as Marilyn


  • The title is taken from the Jimmie Rodgers song.
  • First appearance of Joe DeCarlo, Daphne's boyfriend.