quote:That doesn't change the fact that a winebottle should at least be opened at the table. Not that I would make a big fuss about it, it was a cheap bottle on a restaurant and most likely you were served by someone unexperienced.
The only reason wine is opened "at the table" is to insure that the customer is getting the wine he's paying for and the vintage he is paying for.
I do agree that it's not proper to open the wine away from the table, but I seriously doubt that switching the actual wine or substituting a lesser vintage makes a bit of difference on an $8 bottle of wine. Especially an $8 pinot noir.
I'm surprised it was drinkable in any case.