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Oct 27, 2006 03:47 AM

Tipping on Wine

If you order a very expensive bottle of wine (lets say over $300) do you tip as you would the rest of the meal. I normally tip 20%- on a $300 bottle that would be $60. My friend says that you don't leave a standard tip on the wine but i say you do.

What do you think?

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  1. A-listers always tip on the total of the check including wine.

    1. Your friend is wrong. You tip on the total pre-tax amount.

      Also, if you take a bottle of wine, you should tip on the cost of the wine and not just the corkage.

      1. I disagree. Does the server spend any more time opening and serving a $140 bottle of wine than a $50 bottle? I can accept tipping in relation to the price of food (the higher the price, usually the higher the level of service and training, etc.), but not on wine.