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Wine cost question re: Burlington, VT restaurants

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Wine cost question re: Burlington, VT restaurants

OCatswell | Nov 7, 2006 08:10 PM

Dear Hounds,
Can anyone explain the great variation in wine pricing from place to place? 2 weeks ago I had a bottle of Owen Roe Abbot's Table at A Single Pebble ($68.00). This past weekend I see the same wine, same vintage at Taste down on the waterfront for $40.00. My server said that was their usual price (it wasn't on special). Can anyone explain the huge discrepancy between restaurants?? Is it based on sales volume or quantity of wine ordered by the restaurant? BTW, Taste had nice Reidl crystal glasses and Single Peb's were generic, Libbyish clunkers... The reverse of what I'd expect given the price each place was charging for the SAME product. Seems odd to me. I enjoyed my meals at both establishments though the ambiance of Taste can't be beat.
Thanks for any insight! OC

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