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Redditors Are Disturbed By Aldi Wine's Sky-High Price At A Restaurant
We all expect to pay too much for a bottle of wine at a restaurant, until a bottle with a familiar label is placed in front of us. This is exactly what happened to one Redditor, who was shocked to be served Aldi’s Winking Owl Shiraz — which costs $2.99, yet the restaurant charged $34.
"Depending on the state, it's illegal to go to a grocery store and buy wine and then resell it," commented one Reddit user, because "alcohol served by bars and restaurants must be bought from a licensed distributor." Winking Owl Wine is an Aldi-exclusive brand, and Aldi is not a liquor distributor.
Whether or not it was illegal, Redditors were outraged by the markup. "CHARGED WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!! girl that's like 8 bottles," said one user, while another remarked, "They served you the wine equivalent of toilet water and they charged you a 1400% markup? I'd have told them to … off."