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Was the wine director OK to suggest a more expensive wine?

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Was the wine director OK to suggest a more expensive wine?

dock | Jun 4, 2008 09:01 AM

When I recently ate at a 4 star restaurant, I ordered a bottle of red of which they sold the last bottle earlier in the evening. When I asked the wine director for a recommendation for a different bottle, he made a recommendation that he felt was similar in style. When I looked at the wine list, I saw this bottle was almost 3 times the price of my original choice. I feel that was not right. Others I have asked have said his job was to find a substitute closest in style to my original choice regardless of price. I think that since I made a choice of a certain price, his job is to find a substitute of a similar style and price range. Thoughts?

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