The beauty of a free society is that we all get to make our own decisions. For me wine is an integral part of the dining experience, and if it’s priced so ridiculously high as to make the meal not worth it I’m not going to frequent that restaurant. The quality of the food is still only worth so much. If you don’t mind being gouged, effectively doubling the price of your dinner great. That’s your right; I just don’t understand it, as I know that even in NYC there are plenty of restaurants with wine lists which are not highway robbery.