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A Diner Ordered a $333 Bottle of Wine. That's Not What Came

Restaurant's message to server who accidentally brought out $5K bottle: 'We love you anyway'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2019 10:10 AM CDT
"Hope you enjoyed your evening!"   (Getty Images/ViktorCap)

(Newser) – A diner ordered a $333 bottle of wine at a UK steakhouse on Wednesday and instead received a "mythical" Bordeaux worth about 17 times as much. It's unclear if the customer dining at Hawksmoor Manchester realized their good fortune. It was only after the meal that a manager discovered a staff member had grabbed the wrong bottle—a 2001 Chateau le Pin Pomerol, with a menu price of roughly $5,750, rather than the ordered 2001 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.

The BBC notes just 500 cases of the Chateau le Pin Pomerol were made. Reviews on Vivino.com describe it as a "legendary" bottle and "once in a lifetime experience," per Newsweek. "To the member of staff who accidentally gave it away, chin up! One-off mistakes happen and we love you anyway," the restaurant said in a Thursday tweet. "To the customer ... hope you enjoyed your evening!" (Read more wine stories.)

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