Case in point Stregganonna in Chicago is an Italian/New World Cuisine (whatever that means) restaurant in a nice neighborhood with an up-and-coming restaurant row. The restaurant is owned by a successful group with several other units. I'm starting a casual dinner with my best friend, and I know that we'll likely order two bottles of wine. I order an inexpensive (at the time) Spanish red - Conde de Valdemar Crianza.
The young lady had some training in wine service, but she was nervous even with a cheap bottle. We made conversation to put her at ease. She poured the taste for my friend, who thought the wine was corked. He asked the server to pour a taste for me, and indeed the wine was VERY corked. The server put the bottle down on the table, and ran off to get the manager. She came back in ten minutes and explained that the manager, "who knows a lot about wine," said that he "didn't want her to open another bottle of the same wine, because we probably wouldn't like that either." We should pick something else.
I asked the server to send the manager over, because like him, I too know something about Spanish wines, in particular this wine, and this was not an issue of liking or not liking the wine. The bottle was clearly corked. AND, no matter what the manager thought was going to happen, we weren't going to drink this bottle, so she could take it away.
The manager refused to come to the table, but I saw him taste the wine at the bar across the restaturant. He made an iccky face, and the server served us another bottle and a second of the same wine that were just fine.