The German and Austrian names I know are roughly between 2 and 2.5 retail.
But yeah, what Joe said. Everyone is just solving for gp dollars/table
I think there were a couple of Californians as well.
2 and 2.5 retail is a bargain these days!
In the bubbly category, quite a bit below even that.
As I noted above, there were a few identical bottles on both CS and Atomix's lists. I only looked at the bubblies - but out of curiosity I made a little chart of the overlap.
Numbers, in order - Atomix price, Crown Shy price, lowest NYC retail price I could find, and the Crown Shy markup.
(pasted as a jpg because I couldn't figure out how to make tables in this box)
Anyway... granted that's just smidge of the overall selections, but Champers is traditionally the MOST inflated part of any wine menu. Atomix's prices are fairly normal by NYC standards. Most are hovering around 2X retail, a couple even fall short of that. Crown Shy... I mean, the highest (in this admittedly slim subset) is 1.5X retail. That's practically unheard of in NYC.