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Fly in wine norms? [moved from Ontario board]

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Fly in wine norms? [moved from Ontario board]

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Amber | | Jul 7, 2007 06:14 PM

Question... So yesterday some friends and I were dining at Habitat for their summerlicious and split a bottle of wine with dinner. A small fly landed in my friend's glass of wine (it was maybe two thirds full) so we asked for a new glass. She was given a new glass and the remaining wine from our bottle was poured into the glass. The full cost of the wine was on our bill and no offer was made by the waitstaff to comp my friend a glass of wine (house wine would have been fine). Two more flies landed in her new full wine glass shortly, and my friends and I offered to pay for a glass of wine for her but she declined, saying she had enough. We were sitting inside but the doors were open... not like we were sitting on the patio.

My question is, should they have comped my friend a glass of wine? What is the norm for when a fly lands in your wine glass? Should we have complained? We ended up not tipping on the wine, however, I'm not sure they got the message, they may have just thought we were cheap.

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