As financial fortunes take a beating, wine and liquor sales are up at many of New York's elite dining options reports Greg Farrell in Wall Street drowns its sorrows (FT, November 29).
Not everyone is downbeat, the article notes that at San Pietro a Chinese customer and his party downed 2 bottles of 1947 Petrus, price tag, a mere $12,000 each.
It reminded me of Five Barclays Bankers Lose Jobs Over Very Expensive Meal, a London splurge.
John Kapon, wine auctioneer extraordinaire, offers his take on the 1947 vintage in 1947 Bordeaux (Blog au Vin, June 2007). The tasting which took place in Kansas City also included a Riesling and a couple of Burgundies...