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Seriously? Who in their right mind would willing pay $8 - 10000 for a bottle of wine?

You would be seriously surprised.
post #152 of 233
I can see paying huge $$ for rare wine (OK, no I can't personally see it since I don't have the $$). What I can't see is paying the hugantic restaurant mark-up for that same bottle. I know that people do this, I have benefitted, but come on.

On the flipside, I sometimes see older Bordeaux on the menu for close to the going auction price. When I feel flush, I will indulge.
post #153 of 233
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I can see paying huge $$ for rare wine (OK, no I can't personally see it since I don't have the $$). What I can't see is paying the hugantic restaurant mark-up for that same bottle. I know that people do this, I have benefitted, but come on.

On the flipside, I sometimes see older Bordeaux on the menu for close to the going auction price. When I feel flush, I will indulge.

I can't see paying the markup on the wines only thats why I bring my wine and pay the corkage fee.
post #154 of 233
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
Seriously? Who in their right mind would willing pay $8 - 10000 for a bottle of wine?

Special occasion.
post #155 of 233
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Originally Posted by SField View Post
Special occasion.

That will be one expensive meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #156 of 233
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Not sure. I don't feel comfortable spending more than $200 or so on wine, which limits my overall costs. Not that I won't do it, but I won't do it comfortably, and I won't spend more than double that ever (this is total, not per bottle. I like to spend less than $100/bottle unless there is some special reason.) Also, I don't have much of a love for wine pairings, so given my own choice, I won't do it unless it is the only reasonable option (did at Alinea recently, did not like the pairings.) So, still not sure how much is the most, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't compare to some of the bigger hitters on here.

Me too. Rarely spend on wine. So many restaurants offer corkage now that it is pointless. Sometimes the really rare stuff is rather fairly priced, but I'm not generally in that ballpark.
post #157 of 233
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That will be one expensive meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes like I said, it was my biggest tab ever, by a long shot. But, it was really business.
post #158 of 233
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About $1100 a bottle if you can get it.

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Originally Posted by SField View Post
Yes, and that is the price/bottle if you buy a case, if you are lucky enough to be on the list.

It will run you 8 to 10 times that in a restaurant
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$2500-$3500 is pretty much the norm in NYC restaurants for Screagle.
post #159 of 233
Question- how do you bring your own wine / do corkage if you are doing a tasting menu / dont know the menu beforehand / etc?

I rarely spend more that 50 pounds a bottle. My wine taste buds are so crap that even that is lost on me.

K
post #160 of 233
close to 300.00usd.was mothers day a few years back and i got stuck with the bill for mom, grandma and wifey....
post #161 of 233
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
$2500-$3500 is pretty much the norm in NYC restaurants for Screagle.

It's the same in Chicago as well. Closer to 2800-3800 though.
post #162 of 233
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Yep. And it's a big if.
It's there to be had ... you just have to look ... and indeed it's worth it.
post #163 of 233
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
It's there to be had ... you just have to look ... and indeed it's worth it.
Worth is relative, I suppose. Spending a full month's income on a bottle of wine is something I'd never dream of doing.
post #164 of 233
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Worth is relative, I suppose. Spending a full month's income on a bottle of wine is something I'd never dream of doing.
Worth it ... for a VERY special occasion. It's not something I'd do everyday. I don't have that kind of money to burn.
post #165 of 233
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It's there to be had ... you just have to look ... and indeed it's worth it.

I really did not think it was worth it (not that I paid for it). And I'm not a cab hater, I love cabs. But there are wines I like more that cost a lot less. For that kind of $$ I'd much rather take a flyer on an old, rare Bordeaux or Burg.
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