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Hawksmoor restaurant accidentally serves diner wine worth almost $6,000

Hawksmoor restaurant accidentally serves diner wine worth almost $6,000

"A member of staff picked up the wrong bottle, mistaking it for another Bordeaux of the same vintage", said Irena Pogarcic of Kitchen Communications.

This is one of the "great, iconic wines" the restaurant owner said. But what really earned the restaurant praise were the comforting words for the employee who served the wine by mistake.

A £4,500 bottle of Château Le Pin, Pomerol, 2001 was sent to the table instead.

It is not clear if the diner involved had any idea they had been drinking wine described as "legendary" and "mythical" in reviews on, or how much they paid for it.

Hawksmoor in Manchester tweeted all about the mix-up and told the worker who gave it away to keep their chin up. A few walk-in patrons sat down at the bar and ordered a bottle of the Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2001, which costs about £260 ($330).

After the tweet went viral on Thursday, with over 8,000 retweets and 50,000 likes, the restaurant posted a follow-up message addressing the bottles in question. "The customer didn't know and it was only afterward that one of the managers picked up what had happened", she added. "One-off mistakes happen and we love you anyway", read the tweet along with a picture of the two bottles.

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"The manager who made the mistake is obviously mortified: I'm fairly sure she's not gonna do it again", Beckett said.

"I am going to tease her for this when she stops being so mortified", he added.

According to the Cult Wines online tasting guide, only 500 cases of the wine were made.

"A tremendous extraordinary perfume of creme de cassis, cherry liqueur, plums, liquorice, caramel and sweet toast", the website says.

The restaurant did not immediately respond to a request for comment when contacted by Newsweek.