Following up on the table of wine price markups at restaurants, here are a few current examples:
- If you must have Beringer White Zin, have it at Sperry’s ($30) rather than at Jim Kelly’s ($42, 40% higher)
- Jim Kelly’s is also not the place for Pinot Grigio. The 2005 Foley at $91 is 52% higher than at Park Café, and the 2005 Santa Margherita is 66% higher than at Mafiaoza’s.
- Why the non-vintage Veueve Clicquot is so popular I don’t know, but if you must, have it at P.M. for $80 rather than Park Café for $140 (75% higher)
- To really celebrate, have the 1996 Veuve Clicquot. You could spend $400 at Midtown Cafe, or $250 at the Bound’ry (and have $150 left over for dinner).
- J. Alexander’s has a bottle of Conundrum for $40. Saffire has a half bottle for $36.
- Mollydooker Maitre d’ is $36 at Watermark, but 81% more at Radius10.
And the most remarkable difference:
- Bonny Doon 2003 Le Cigare Volant is $45 at Watermark. You can have two bottles for less than the price of one ($100 !!) at Sunset Grill.
Over all, for wines that appear on many of Nashville’s lists, J. Alexander’s, Watermark, and Mafiaoza’s tend to have the lowest prices, while Sunset Grill, Jimmy Kelly’s, and Acorn often charge fifty to one hundred percent more.