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Restaurant to take a very old bottle of wine

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Restaurant to take a very old bottle of wine

jasonnyc | Jan 12, 2009 12:43 PM

I recently came in to possession of a 1979 premier cru Bordeaux. All indications are that the wine is at or slightly past its "peak." Assuming and hoping the bottle is still good (the former owner is a wine nut and has been storing meticulously in his cellar for years), does anyone have experience with calling up a restaurant (I'm thinking steak, maybe Strip House?) and asking if they will let you bring such a bottle and pay a corkage fee. Is there a procedure for doing this? I assume they will decant for you. Where would people recommend going?

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