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Fermenting (38)
Location: CA, US

Oct 20, 2008 07:44 PM

A while back, my friends and I went tasting in Temecula, CA. We sat down to what we hoped and heard would be a nice brunch at a well-known winery in the area. We made one pass through the already meager-pickings of the buffet and when we went back for round two, they were out of most of the food -- and there was still two hours before the buffet closed!

We quitely mentioned this to our waitress who sent the manager down to our table (about 30 mins later). We were all feeling a bit of buyers remorse since the brunch wasn't cheap and we were all still starving, but the manager completely took care of our meal, gave us gift certificates for next time, and they even gave us a complimentary pass to the VIP tasting room. All we expected was maybe a discount on our meal, but geeze. It was pretty amazing.

Fermenting (22)
Location: CA, US

Oct 23, 2008 03:25 AM

A smart move on the part of the manager! Any chance we could know the name of the winery? I like to take my business there. At any rate, I think it awesome that things worked out so well.

Newbie (3)
Location: IL, US

Oct 23, 2008 11:23 AM

I only tell this story because we laugh every time it comes may have had to be there, but here we go...

We once happened on to a wine tasting event in a state here in the mid-west (which will remain nameless) where they obviously featured wines from that state. It was a deal where you buy tickets and go around to the different booths an each taste is "x" amount of tickets. Can I just say that we couldn't get rid of the tickets to save our lives. We love wine of all kinds, but this was just not even drinkable....and we ended up trashing out tickets. It was really comical.
Bob Davies

Fermenting (10)
Location: CA, US

Oct 26, 2008 05:03 PM

Trdrgal, I can so relate. We experienced a similar situation in our own community. Therefore, we didn't have quite the luxury of tossing our tickets. That outing will always be known as grin and bear it!


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