Thursday, May 31, 2007

One table, $50,000 in wine. Happens monthly at the French Laundry.

Campton Place sommelier Michael Scaffidi this month revealed that when he was a somm at the French Laundry from 2004-2007, he would personally serve at least one diner per month dropping $50,000 on wine in one meal.

That nugget of information comes from a package on sommeliers from this past week's Business Times, assembled by editor Emily Fancher.

Also from that issue, here's a handful of stats on what portion of sales is from wine at various restaurants. I hope to update that table from time to time. If you work for a restaurant, send me your wine sales percentage!

Here are the stories from the sommelier package:



cookiecrumb said...

Ew. I don't know what to say.
OK. I'll be Phoebe from "Friends."

May 31, 2007 7:04 PM  

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