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The Right to Return?

Retailers that want your repeat business will take back most bad bottles
Daniel Sogg
Issue: May 15, 2007

It has happened to every wine lover. You open a bottle, and the wine isn't what it should be. Maybe it's corked or oxidized or cooked. What options does a consumer have? Can opened bottles be returned to retailers for replacements or store credit? "It's a complicated issue, and there is no code of ethics on this within the industry," said Mannie Berk, owner of the Rare Wine Co.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 12, 2007.

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