Ran into a fellow "Specy" at the watch show. Robert Woodrow of Rye, New York, was sitting next to me in a lounge area and asked me if I worked for the Spectator. We spoke for a while about wine and watches and then he said he had gone to a restaurant (can’t remember the name) the other night in Geneva and was charged $60 corkage.
“You’re joking, right,” I said. I thought he was pulling my leg because of my blog the other day.
“No. My girlfriend took me out for my birthday and I brought a bottle of 1985 Lafite," he said. (I assume that it wasn’t his birth year because he looked to be in his late 40s.)
“The restaurant decanted and served the wine properly but I was disappointed that the corkage was so much,” he said. Woodrow owns a jewelry store. He said the ’85 Lafite was drinking wonderfully.
I then told him my Bordeaux hostage story in Geneva. And I think we both felt better about it ...
Thanks for your comments on the last corkage blog.
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