Well, my record remains perfect. Over the past 3 visits to Italy (Rome/Umbria, Tuscany, Rome), when I go into a high-end wine store with all the top producers, I get...nothing. Total stonewall, no one approaches, it is as if I'm a ghost. Just happened on my trip to Rome last week. A historic enoteca, took a taxi there to load up for 6 nights in our apartment. Didn't give me the time of day. I lugged 8 bottles upstairs and bought them though inside I was steaming. Figured I'd stomach the rudeness 'cause they had what I wanted, really special stuff. But it left a bad taste again.
Anyone else from the States experience this?