Admittedly, I don’t drink alcoholic beverages. My choice! So when I purchased a bottle of wine for a friend last week, being the novice wine purchaser that I am, it reminded me of last year’s “wine” intrigue! You see I was driving home and minding my own business when I first heard this fascinating story on the D.L. Hughley radio show. At first, I thought that D.L. was being his normal comedic self, so I researched it for myself; an inquisitive mind I have! Here’s the scoop: A man in an Atlantic City restaurant, who was not familiar with wine (like me) asked the waitress to recommend a good wine. Not wearing his glasses (like me, too), she suggested a wine from their exquisite wine list. Anyway, the waitress suggested a bottle of Screaming Eagle Oakville 2011 to the customer. “How much does it cost?” he asked. “Thirty seven fifty,” was the waitress’ response. Clearly heard by all of the table guest, the wine was ordered. All evenings come to an end! This night was no different, but the intrigue rested with the check. That “Screaming Eagle” bottle of wine was $3,750.00 and not $37.50. Ouch! I bet it left all ten of the guest screaming! Was the waitress, duplicitous or was the consumer not inquisitive? I could ask my attorney friend for a legal opinion as to who (the waitress or the consumer) was at fault. I do believe that her legal clarification would cost more than the bottle of wine in question! Sorry, counselor! You know that I love you and respect your Law degree from the prestigious Columbia University! You are truly a scholar! Anyway, “I rest my story!” I ask you, my reading audience, “What’s your verdict?” Before you render, weigh the facts, and have a glass of Screaming Eagle Oakville 2011 wine, but not on me!
Read all about it! http://www.businessinsider.com/new-jersey-man-charged-$3,750-for-wine-2014-11
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