I was just wondering if I might have broken a record in the getting ripped off by wine by the glass. I was at the Arroyo Chop House in Pasadena last week and, after 4 of us ordered and finished a bottle of Cabernet, I ordered a glass of Pinot Noir. I was charged $18.50! I was so upset that I forgot what it was (1997 Mondavi Reserve?) but it wasn't a Williams Selyem or its equivalent. Yes, I know it's my fault for not determining the price in advance, but I didn't remember anything near this price when I looked earlier.
I also didn't think the steaks were that great.
Has anyone paid more for a current release American wine? Am I wrong in taking half the price out of the tip?