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How Much!

Seems a diner was given wrong bottle of wine.

Instead of one costing 'only' £260, she was given one costing... £4500.

My heart bleeds. I thought Manchester was all Coronation Street anyway?

Some folks really do live on a different planet - certainly from the one I occupy. I'd not even pay the usual inflated price of wine in a restaurant anyway - not that we eat out much these days.

A cup of tea and a packet of crisps it is then.

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"only £260" You have to laugh at that. I blanch at the price of a coffee, or fish and chips which I haven't had for many years.
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I’d like to reserve a table for tonight, with the same waiter please.

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The article I read said that the diner didn't notice the difference between the £260 bottle and the £4500 one.

 

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Apparently they ordered a second bottle though, but there wasn't another available.

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I’ve never gone for a wine (or whisky) above £100 but I’d imagine there’s not much of a difference compared to the more expensive bottles.
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@Gandalf 

Now I'm intrigued, what did you go for that was near the £100 mark?

Most I've paid is £15 for a bottle of Chateau Neuf de pap, and £35 for a Glen Garioch single malt. 

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It was a Yamazaki 12 year single malt. A quick Google search tells me it’s around £120 now so I may have paid a little more than £100. As it was a good 4 or 5 years ago I can’t remember exactly. One of the best ever from Japan though alongside the Islay Ardbeg Uigeadail.
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Ah right, I knew the Japanese made some good stuff, but out of my league and definitely not out of my pocket! Hope you enjoyed. (no emoji here for dead jealous) Smiley

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@Gandalf wrote:
I’ve never gone for a wine (or whisky) above £100 but I’d imagine there’s not much of a difference compared to the more expensive bottles.

 

There's been plenty of blind tests that prove people can't tell the difference between even the cheapest wines and more expensive wines...

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Well there is certainly a difference, guaranteed.

As regards the paying thousands it seems that apart from the exorbitant amount the restaurant sticks on top, rarity plus somebody else's credit card is the reason for such a sky high price tag.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48294870

 

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@DaveyH wrote:

There's been plenty of blind tests that prove people can't tell the difference between even the cheapest wines and more expensive wines...


I don't know about that. You haven't lived Cheesy until you've had a taste of Dalat Red. Evil stuff and even on a blind test I can guarantee you'll taste the difference. Same like some 'wine' I tried on a trip to Lanzarote, The tour guide was quite right when he replied to a question, that it was an acquired taste.

 

I think the most I've ever splurge out on a bottle of plonk was about £20. Nice but worth it? Nah, give me a cider any day!

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@idonno 

What is an interesting test is the one between red and white.

You can either use a blindfold or like a wine tasting I went to once in Sancerre, have it served in black glasses. It really is difficult although if I do say so myself, I managed to get it right!  Azn

@DaveyH is half right in that some cannot tell the difference and for me I find it hard to tell a good white from a bad one, but I do know a bad one from a good one if that makes sense. More a red wine man m'self whereas the Mrs plumps for rosé.  

Weekends only for us usually and only then if we have a tenner to spare after shopping for a half decent plonk.

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Wines get hyped up a lot, read the label.......hints of plum, blackberries, chocolate etc......personally I have never been able to identify most of the things described on the label.

It is said your taste changes with age, perhaps that's true for me a wine has to be smooth and not acidic.

Only ever drink red wine, once on holiday went to a wine tasting, mostly white wine, tasted like paraffin to me yet people. were buying bottles of it.

Personal taste.

As for whisky I stick to JD spending money on anything else would be a waste in my case.

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Not one for Bourbon m'self although there was a time back in the 70s when Southern Comfort was the thing.

As you say @gleneagles, personal taste.

When I can afford it I usually go for a nice Irish whiskey like Jameson. For anything else I have to wait until it's either my birthday, father's day, or Christmas!