Wine shenanigans in Hoboken?
We all know the recent economic troubles have most of us trying to save money in some shape or form.
But what if a local restaurant is trying to cheat you on your wine purchase?
One Hoboken411 reader has been hearing rumors about area eateries “switching” cheaper wine into more expensive bottles.
Wine switch-a-roo in Hoboken?
“I’ve noticed there are a few local restaurants which, when delivering an ordered bottle of wine, deliver the bottle already open instead of opening it at the table.
I’ve heard rumors lately (unsubstantiated, but from a few unrelated people) that these establishments open the bottles “in the back” and mix in (or replace it with) lower-quality, less-expensive wine. A friend of mine actually confronted a waiter at one establishment about this and was told “don’t ask…leave it alone.”
I’m curious about the community’s thoughts on this. Personally, I can’t imagine this would save very much money for a restaurant, and thus seems unlikely but was wondering if anyone had heard of such a thing. At these restaurants or elsewhere? Has anyone sent a bottle back and demanded that it be opened in front of them?”
Have you ever wondered why a bottle comes “from the back” already opened? Does that make you suspicious?