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My kind of mix-up: $5,760 bottle of wine served by mistake

May 19th, 2019
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LONDON, United Kingdom — A British restaurant has given some customers an unexpected treat, accidentally serving them a $5,760 (over P303,000) bottle of red wine.

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The Hawksmoor Manchester said on Twitter it hoped the diners “enjoyed your evening” after getting the 2001 bottle of Chateau le Pin Pomerol instead of the $333 (P17,000) bottle they had ordered of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2001.

A restaurant spokeswoman said, “[It] was a very busy night at the restaurant and a very simple mistake. A member of staff picked up the wrong bottle” of Bordeaux. The restaurant told the employee that “one-off mistakes happen” and added “we love you anyway.”

The report sparked a flurry of amused responses on Twitter, with many people asking for a table served by the same waiter and others praising Hawksmoor for its comments to its employee.

Tasting notes for Chateau le Pin Pomerol on wineinvestment.com note the wine’s deep ruby/plum/purple color and read: “A tremendous effort … an extraordinary perfume of creme de cassis, cherry liqueur, plums, licorice, caramel and sweet toast.” RGA/JB

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