Take Home Scores Private-Label Wine for Cheap

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The strip club Scores may be gone, but a remnant of its bacchanalian spirit lives on. Leftover bottles of Scores private-label blanc de blancs special cuve have turned up at Warehouse Wines & Spirits (735 Broadway, at Astor Pl.; 212-982-7770), and at $7.99 a pop, the insouciant little wine might be better described as a recession-special cuve. A Warehouse staffer who wished to remain anonymous admitted that he poured the sparkler at Thanksgiving dinner, the label demurely obscured with a napkin, and that it went over big. (In fact, the French plonk, which is made by a venerable old producer in Burgundy, is much better than youd expect.) The clerk also volunteered that should you ever have had the pleasure of sipping the Scores label in its natural habitat, it would have cost you about $250, lap dance not included. Thats a markdown of around 97 percent, and just in time for Valentines Day.