Is It Okay To Send Back A Bottle Of Wine In A Restaurant? | Bon Appetit

Sommelier André Hueston Mack answers the question “Is it okay to send back a bottle of wine at a restaurant?” The answer? Yes, but…

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7 Replies to “Is It Okay To Send Back A Bottle Of Wine In A Restaurant? | Bon Appetit”

  1. You can send it back anytime it doesnt matter, if you hate it why wouldn't you send it back

  2. What if you asked the sommelier for a recommendation and they recommended something that isn't to your taste? They didn't do a good job of eliciting your preferences, and I think you should not have any qualms about sending it back under those circumstances.

  3. I was at a graduation dinner with my aunt and uncle. They got a bottle of wine. The server gave them a taste test. They accepted. Proceeded to drink a little more then realized it wasn’t good. Asked to exchange it. Server refused because we had already accepted the bottle. Awkward argument ensues. I was mortified.

  4. thank you! what about the awkward moment where they just present and show you the bottle, is there some expectation? do you ask then to try it, or?

  5. Does the restaurant not actually makes more money off a wine that was sent back, due to them being able to sell it by-the-glass at the bar? It's not going to waste. I 100% disagree with this, and believe it's perfectly fine to send it back.

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