BLUE PLATE RESTAURANT COMPANY, which this year will open its seventh restaurant in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, is selling a lot of wines by the glass at all price points, despite the economy. The company installed wine preservation systems at three of its locations, which allows the restaurants to break that out-of-reach $90 bottle into a more approachable $30 quartino, or about 1.5 glasses. “In this economy, people might not be ordering the most expensive entrée, but ...

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