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- Georgie - 01-28-2005 12:02 PM

There's a lovely new shop in the nearby small town of Allenhurst, NJ. It's called the Wine Concierge and it carries a selection of wines that are not run of the mill. They also carry a beautiful selection of cheese. Posted next to each wine are the the owner's tasting notes as well as a suggested cheese pairing. Mike, the owner, telephoned me to tell me about his first tasting event, which takes place tomorrow. He said, "Of course I'll have to charge something." I told him that it is not unheard of to charge for tastings. I don't know what he plans to charge, and I was wondering what some of you would consider reasonable. I imagine he'll feature various cheeses as well as wines. If he's out of sight, I plan to tell him so!

- Innkeeper - 01-28-2005 02:23 PM

Wouldn't pay more that five bucks that would have to be redeemable on a purchase.

- winoweenie - 01-30-2005 09:49 AM

If he serves top flight wines and cheeses a 10 charge would be acceptable, again with a refund with purchase. WW

- Georgie - 01-31-2005 09:42 AM

It turned out that the shop was just having a "sampling" of four reds. No charge. When he does a real "tasting" he'll have a dozen wines. I liked all four of the reds. I forget what they all were....I bought a Syrah. He had one by Jordan that was really silky smooth. ooh..delicious.$50. a bottle, however.

- Innkeeper - 01-31-2005 09:50 AM

Great example about why tastings can be of value. Who knows when you will get to taste a Jordan again.