Making a ripoff in a wine glass

by  |  29-08-2013

While it’s hard to complain about the price of a glass of wine in Spain given that in San Francisco or New York, you can pay upwards of $12 in a wine bar, there’s plenty of bottle sticker shock going on. Take for instance the shot of a wine menu in an expensive restaurant in the center of Barcelona. Again, maybe 4€ doesn’t seem like a high price to pay given that they have a poshy interior and all, but take a minute to absorb something: the retail price of this wine is 5.20€. And that’s the retail price. A restaurant would pay more like 3.50-4€ for a bottle, so yes, they are charging what is essentially a full bottle price on one glass. You’d better make sure you get a solid pour… There exists something of a schism in Catalonia currently, in that excellent wine is produced here, but […]
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