Wild Wing Cafe Complaint - Fool me twice - Shame on me

Review by getoverit on 2010-09-15
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA -- This wasn't particularly recent but it's so ridiculous that I can't resist...

My wife and I stopped in at the Wild Wings Cafe in Savannah, GA for a quick drink. We both ordered Kendall Jackson Chardonnay by the glass. We aren't exactly connoisseurs but drink probably more wine than we should. Also, we had both had Kendall Jackson Chardonnay with dinner the night before. We both knew right away that that wasn't what had been served.

We called the waiter over and, after giving us a rather perplexed look, he took the glasses and said he would be right back. After a few brief moments, the waiter came back with either the same two glasses or two different glasses filled with whatever they were trying to pass of as Kendall Jackson Chardonnay.

I think it was watered down Kendall Jackson and my wife says it was just cheaper wine. The waiter was nowhere to be seen, so we just walked out. Whatever they were trying to pull, they weren't going to pull it twice.

Maybe they do great wings, ribs, or whatever but I'm never even going to find out.
Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-09-16
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-15:
What, no sommelier at the Wild Wing Cafe? j/k I'd be ticked that they tried to pull that on me, too. Good review.
Posted by MDSasquatch on 2010-09-15:
Funny story; I was out at a wine festival last week and tried to order some wings to accentuate the wine, but couldn't find any.

My wife and I both quickly left the place without a good buzz.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-15:
They probably tried to pass off their house wine.
Posted by redmx3racer on 2010-09-15:
Kendall Jackson is not exactly expensive. What, were they subbing some Boones Farm in there or something?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-15:
Could have been old wine not sealed properly from the last pour. Next time just ask 'em to open a new bottle.
Posted by Pepper on 2010-09-15:
Out of curiosity... you said you had the same wine the night before. Was it at home, at the same place, or at a different location?

I could be wrong but... I think sometimes a restaurant will get a different kind. I mean it'll still be the same brand and style, but one that's made especially for resell at dining establishments. Unfortunately sometimes this version isn't always as good.

If you chose to try that wine again at the establishment, ask if you can see the bottle. That way you can see if it's really labeled as what you want... and you can see if it's a different label from what you normally buy for yourself.

Posted by biomajor on 2010-09-15:
I don't know about this franchise because I've never heard of it, but with wines, different vintage years taste differently
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-15:
bio, the year could definitely make all the difference, but a bottle that was opened for too long could also be a factor. Next time, ask to see the bottle. Then the mystery will be solved pronto.
Posted by RestaurantGuy on 2010-09-16:
Once a bottle of wine is opened it will begin changing taste in as little as 3 days. Wild Wing Cafe is known for beer and wings. Chances are this bottle of Kendall was probably very old as most people don't order wine there. Ask for a new bottle next time and you will not be disappointed

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