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Quite a mix-up: $5,760 bottle of wine served by mistake

Staff WriterMay 18, 2019

LONDON — A British restaurant has given some customers an unexpected treat, accidentally serving them a bottle of red wine costing 4,500 British pounds (about $5,760 U.S.).

The Hawksmoor Manchester said on Twitter it hoped the diners “enjoyed your evening” after getting the 2001 bottle of Chateau le Pin Pomerol instead of the 260-pound ($333) bottle they had ordered of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2001.

A restaurant spokeswoman says “it was a very busy night at the restaurant and a very simple mistake. A member of staff picked up the wrong bottle” of Bordeaux. The restaurant told the employee that “one-off mistakes happen” and added “we love you anyway.”

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