Needing to stock up on wines for a dinner party I’m putting on for Mrs. SME and some friends tonight, I thought I’d stop by Top Ten Wines when I was downtown yesterday. Now, Paul can be cantankerous to many (I prefer “endearingly abrasive“), but he’s the most knowledgeable wine retailer in town and has interesting wines and fair prices. I like to shop there.
It was still relatively early, so I checked the Top Ten Website for hours of operation. Website’s down. Blog’s still up, but oh, it’s two years hold and there are no hours posted. I did find a phone number, but nobody answered and no message (hours!) came on. Assuming they open at 11:00 am, I stop by at 11:07. Closed. The scooter’s there but still, closed.
So I went to Schnucks and spent my $250 there. So my wine list is kind of boring now and a local business lost out. Nobody’s happy (except for Schnucks).