Kicker: The wrong wine


MARY REICHARD, HOST: People who earn a living as wait staff have plenty of opportunity to get things wrong. Mix up an order. Slide a plate across the wrong table.  It happens all the time!

But for a waitress at Hawksmoor Manchester steakhouse in England, the mistake happened in an expensive and public way.

It was a busy night. Orders shuttled from the kitchen to a packed house. One table ordered a rather expensive vintage—a $330 bottle of red wine.

But the server grabbed the wrong bottle.

And it was only after the wine was swirling in glasses that she realized—in horror—the mistake she made.

She’d inadvertently served up a $5,000 bottle of wine.

Management showed grace.  The boss told her on the restaurant’s Twitter account, “chin up! One-off mistakes happen and we love you anyway.”

No sour grapes there.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


(Photo/Miguel Medina, AFP)

WORLD Radio transcripts are created on a rush deadline. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of WORLD Radio programming is the audio record.

Like this story?

To hear a lot more like it, subscribe to The World and Everything in It via iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, or Pocket Casts.

iTunes

Free

Overcast

Free

Stitcher

Free

Pocket Casts

(Requires a fee)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.