Skip to comments.Couple at NYC eatery served $2,000 Bordeaux in error after ordering cheap wine
Posted on 10/23/2020 11:11:24 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
A young couple who once dined at the Big Apples iconic Balthazar couldnt bottle up their emotions after ordering an $18 Pinot Noir but being served a $2,000 Mouton Rothschild instead by accident, the eaterys owner recounted this week.
...the restaurants night manager said the host of the business meeting actually praised the purity of the cheapest wine on the list, while the lucky couple jokingly pretended to be drinking an expensive wine,
The young couple were ecstatic by the restaurants mistake, and told me it was like the bank making an error in their favor, said the red-faced owner, who admitted the embarrassing mix-up.
The trouble was, it was me who was down $2,000, not the bank,
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And I’ll bet they couldn’t tell the difference if their life depended on it.
I’ll bet 95% of those who tried the expensive wine vs. a $25.00 bottle couldn’t tell the difference.
I’m a wine connoisseur, I am especially discerning about the kind of box my wine is stored.
Well, anyone who thinks any bottle of wine is worth 2k is a sucker anyway.
I never pay more than $5 a bottle......................
That $2,000 bottle of wine cost the restaurant $500, tops.
He wasnt down $2k Im sure it was more like $400 before markup. I once had a big bottle of champagne i got at my liquor store in New Hampshire for $300 saw the same bottle at a restaurant in Manhattan a year later for $2800 and you had to be a party of 8 or more to order it. Markup is huge.
98 to 99.
I’ve only known one person in my life who could nail it.
Real upper class upper east side snob.
Well wait. I had a paesano who made homemade wine and was pretty good at it.
Still, that’s my whole life..just 2.
now STEAK..their look kind of gives away what category it’s in...but I think I can tell the most expensive one ESPECIALLY if the price were Drastically different
the expensive one would melt in your mouth and be like an orgasm
My wine expertise is confined to determining red or white and wet or plumb empty.
Cangeta very good bottle of wine at Costco for under $15.
I bet they aren’t cork sniffers......................
You make a mistake in business, you have to eat it.
Been buying mine at my local Aldi grocery store....$2.95
I entered a radio contest a couple years ago and won a $400 bottle of Dom Perignon. (Champaign) Was nice, but not $400 nice.
Earlier this week, my husband and I drank a bottle of wine that was priced at $105. It was part of a clearance at our wine store: $125 for a mixed case of stuff the manager was clearing out.
As my late father used to say, “How much is a sick chicken worth? Whatever someone will give you for it!” This bottle of wine, though “priced” at $105, was “worth” about $10.50. It was good.
Boone’s Farm Apple
Mother Goldstein’s Jewish Passover Wine
We don’t have an Aldi’s. Only Wal-Mart................
I never pay more than $5 a bottle
You can find some very good quality wines in the $10 range. The truth is there is a lot of snob appeal to high priced wines and most people wouldn’t know the difference in a blind taste.
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