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Advice requested: Wine by the glass?

jeffchow | Jan 28, 200806:34 AM

My wife and I routinely order a bottle of wine with dinner. However, we do frequently encounter situations where we stop in somewhere for a drink and would like to order just a glass of wine. However, at least 30% of the time (maybe 40%) we find the wine has gone over due to having been open for perhaps several days. Now, we know enough not to ask for the wine list at Joe's corner bar. I'm referring to medium- to high-end bars and restaurants. To make mattes worse, the more unusual the wine (and therefore potentially more interesting to us), the more likely that the bottle's been open for several days since it's rarely ordered. It's disconcerting to say the least to pay $30 (with tip) for a single round of drinks and get bad wine. However, I get tired of sending drinks back nearly half the time. Anybody else encounter this with frequency? Any good strategies for coping? Thanks!

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