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View 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 46.34%
I think £6 is good value for a nice glass of wine 7 17.07%
If it was a very nice glass, I would pay up to £10 1 2.44%
I'd prefer to buy the bottle 11 26.83%
I don't drink wine, so it really doesn't interest me 2 4.88%
Something else, which I will post below 1 2.44%
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Old September 1st, 2009, 10:50 AM
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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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