Remember when the economy tanked and restaurants panicked. Most upscale restaurateurs slashed the markup on the wines in their pricey lists. I remember the flood of emails touting 50% off premium wines. I remember wondering how they could ever go back up on their prices once customers got used to paying less. I guess the answer is to do it slowly over time and be thankful for a booming economy.
I bring this up because a friend of mine asked me for a list of restaurants that offer wine-by-the-bottle discounts on a regular basis. Veritas and Carbone’s rolled off my tongue and then I stopped. If you have a suggestion, we’d love to hear it.