How much are you willing to pay for a nice glass of wine?

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Poll: How much are you willing to pay for a glass of wine that was suggested by an expert?
Poll Results
How much are you willing to pay for a glass of wine that was suggested by an expert?

No more than £4 per glass -- I like a bargain!
19
45.24%

I think £6 is good value for a nice glass of wine
7
16.67%

If it was a very nice glass, I would pay up to £10
2
4.76%

I'd prefer to buy the bottle
11
26.19%

I don't drink wine, so it really doesn't interest me
2
4.76%

Something else, which I will post below
1
2.38%

Voters: 42.  You may not vote on this poll.

#1
London, UK
209 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
TV wine expert Olly Smith is preparing to hold online wine-tasting sessions throughout September to promote the wine that will feature onboard P&O Azura's new wine bar and restaurant, The Glass House.

http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/news/news.cfm?ID=3405


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#2
Bristol, UK
1,309 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
The cost of a glass of wine is akin to the length of the piece of string, and we all know how long that can be
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#3
Lincolnshire, UK
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I found you can get an excellent glass of wine for £3.50-£4 and the same in a bottle for £10.25 to £11.50. Even on board P&O these are what you might pay.

As for the Glass House, I would recommend the special package where you get a different wine with each course. On Constellation it was suberb at about $27 for the 4-5 wines.
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#4
Seascale,Cumbria,U.K.
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I pay around £4 for a large wine at my local, which is a pleasant place, but hardly a cruise ship ambiance! I'd expect to pay more at sea, but one glass is never enough.......Again, a bottle in a pub (drinkable!), will start at £12, but it's not like drinking under the Med. stars.....jocap.
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#5
Manchester
116 Posts
Joined Feb 2008
I would just as soon try a wine recommended by my next door neighbour than a so-called expert. Unless he borrowed my taste buds for a while there is no way he could know if I'd like it. How can I say what I'd pay for wine I haven't even tasted and also to suggest that his recommendation should affect the price is ludicrous.
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#6
92 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
For a really good Bordeaux or Champagne I'd certainly pay more than £10. Quite possibly a lot more.

But I'd rather have the bottle - and really good wine is not normally sold by the glass (although Queen Mary 2 does sell La Grande Dame by the glass at $37.50 + 15% "gratuity" from what I recall)

But if it was the usual New World stuff - £5-8 would be my range and only then if the measure were 250ml, rather than 125ml.

Save in cheap places, I rarely drink wine bought by the glass - and only then if I'm the only one drinking.
#7
Bristol, UK
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Joined Apr 2008
Originally posted by bigpete47uk
I would just as soon try a wine recommended by my next door neighbour than a so-called expert. Unless he borrowed my taste buds for a while there is no way he could know if I'd like it. How can I say what I'd pay for wine I haven't even tasted and also to suggest that his recommendation should affect the price is ludicrous.
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Pete
I used to think like this untill I realised that a wine expert is telling me it is a good wine in the same way as Crufts winner is a good dog. If you don't like dogs, it aint to your taste. A good wine is a good wine, whether you like it or not is really imaterial. With regards to our own preferences, I just keep trying different wines and remember the one I like.
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#8
England
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Joined Nov 2007
I don't mind paying £4.50 for a glass of something decent. Someone on our table on our last cruise bought a wine package but there turned out to be more wines she didn't like than those she did. I'd prefer to buy a bottle of what I know I like e.g. Sauvignon Blanc, or a Shiraz/Cabernet. I hate to buy a package only to be curling my nose up after the first mouthful.