Shard denies viral story about woman accidentally buying £15,000 of wine

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Many of us took a sharp intake of breath at hearing of the woman who accidentally spent £15,000 on a first date.

The unnamed woman was said to have spent the extortionate amount of money on wine after misreading a menu at The Shard.

Twitter went wild with the story of how she thought she was spending £50 a bottle but instead it was £5,000 – and she consumed three.

The woman was said to have been left with a 10-year-direct debit to pay off the bill after what would probably rank as one of Tinder’s most expensive dates.

However, it turns out the story never actually happened and the viral tale has now been firmly debunked.

The Shard is the UK’s tallest building and filled with offices, restaurants and bars.

The company that runs businesses there, Real Estate Management UK (REM) say they have checked and none of the vendors were aware of the incident.

In a statement, the company said: ‘Real Estate Management UK Ltd has spoken to the restaurant and bar operators within The Shard all of whom have confirmed this alleged incident did not happen on their premises.’

It would technically be possible to spend £15,000 on three bottles of wine at the premises.

The restaurant Ting sells a bottle of Petrus 1998 for £5,200.

According to the law, once you order and consume food or wine you have entered into a contract with the restaurant and are obliged to pay.

If you can’t, a restaurant can ask you to enter into a direct debit – but it is not something that can be forced.

Many Twitter users pointed out that any good waiter would point out the cost of the wine, especially if more than one bottle was ordered.

Social media users also said a £5,000 bottle of wine would come with a presentation as to why it was so expensive.

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