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    Quote Originally Posted by El Rey de Mangu View Post
    No problem Gorgo. I always like reading your posts (when they're not so long)
    the feeling is mutual..

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    I can think of another activity that might take place around the mini bar..
    Getting high on whatever you think the locals just sold ya..
    Again, just a thought

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    I just heard from a friend here in FL that she had heard a report that folks were drinking from bottles in their mini bars which were not the small sealed bottles like one gets on airplanes but from large bottles that had already been opened... True? False?
    where reported?

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    (there seem to be a couple - perhaps several?- threads open about recent deaths in the DR - It would certainly be easier for me, at least if there were only one....but perhaps there are two distinct discussions going on that are of interest..)

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    Default Dozens sickened at Punta Cana Resort April 2019

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Republic.html

    TIMELINE: American tourists who mysteriously died or were struck down with illnesses in the Dominican Republic

    June 2018: Yvette Monique Sport, 51, of Glenside, Pennsylvania, dies after drinking from the minibar at at a Bahia Principe hotel in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic. Family said the previously healthy Sport had the drink, went to sleep and never woke up.

    June 2018: Kaylynn Knull, 29, and Tom Schwander, 33, woke up in their hotel room at the Grand Bahia Principe with a pounding headache. They returned to the room later in the day, to find a 'chemical smell'. The couple changed their flights and flew home early.

    July 2018: David Harrison dies while on vacation at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana to celebrate his wedding anniversary. He woke up struggling to breathe and covered in sweat. He died that same day. His widow said he'd visited the doctor before the trip who'd given him a clean bill of health.

    October 2018: Awilda Montes, 43, of New York, claims she drank a bottle of soda from the minibar at the Grand Bahia Principe resort in La Romana that 'turned out to be bleach.' She survived but suffered chemical burns.

    April 2019: Dozens of people traveling with a Jimmy Buffet fan group from Oklahoma falls ill at the Hotel Riu Palace Macao in Punta Cana.

    April 10, 2019 : Robert Bell Wallace, 67, of California, became ill almost immediately after drinking an alcoholic beverage from his in-room minibar at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana - the same hotel as Harrison.

    April 14: Wallace dies in hospital four days after falling ill.

    May 25: Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Pennsylvannia, dies within hours of consuming a drink from a resort minibar across the island at Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana.

    May 25: Cynthia Day, 49, and Nathaniel Holmes, 63, of Maryland, check into the Bahia Principe Hotel, La Romana.

    May 30: Day and Holmes are found dead in their rooms.

    June 10: Leyla Cox, 53, of Staten Island, New York, is found dead in her hotel room. The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo informed her family that she died of a heart attack, but her son, William Cox, says he is suspicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainannie View Post
    I just heard from a friend here in FL that she had heard a report that folks were drinking from bottles in their mini bars which were not the small sealed bottles like one gets on airplanes but from large bottles that had already been opened... True? False?
    where reported?

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    (there seem to be a couple - perhaps several?- threads open about recent deaths in the DR - It would certainly be easier for me, at least if there were only one....but perhaps there are two distinct discussions going on that are of interest..)
    Duh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainannie View Post
    I just heard from a friend here in FL that she had heard a report that folks were drinking from bottles in their mini bars which were not the small sealed bottles like one gets on airplanes but from large bottles that had already been opened... True? False?
    where reported?

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    (there seem to be a couple - perhaps several?- threads open about recent deaths in the DR - It would certainly be easier for me, at least if there were only one....but perhaps there are two distinct discussions going on that are of interest..)

    This has been discussed right here in several threads by numerous posters ..

    This is why some of us are saying that some of you ( no offense MA) are cheating yourselves because you are not reading the posts of other members ,, but then you are commenting with info like its brand new .
    and then the mods step in and say we are repeating ourselves


    its like dejavu all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd426 View Post
    when I tasted the JW at the AI it was not the same , EVER .
    When I last stayed at an AI en la R.D., they poured wine by the glass at the bar, which came out of a Plastic Milk jug that had no label on it, tasted like it too. Name one Winery that peddles their wine that way? That, to me, proves that there is some kind of Shenanigans going on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuillermoRamon View Post
    When I last stayed at an AI en la R.D., they poured wine by the glass at the bar, which came out of a Plastic Milk jug that had no label on it, tasted like it too. Name one Winery that peddles their wine that way? That, to me, proves that there is some kind of Shenanigans going on...
    Unless your paying specifically for high end booze at AI’s, god knows what your getting. Watered down rum, wine that should be used for paint stripper, and beer that tastes like dishwater. The three and four stars have to turn a profit and cheap booze and food are notorious ways to do it. Buyer beware! You truly get what you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecoman1949 View Post
    Unless your paying specifically for high end booze at AI’s, god knows what your getting. Watered down rum, wine that should be used for paint stripper, and beer that tastes like dishwater. The three and four stars have to turn a profit and cheap booze and food are notorious ways to do it. Buyer beware! You truly get what you pay for.
    makes perfectly good sense. i always wondered how hotels could turn a profit with some of the prices for the packages. well, if they can get Johnny Black for 7 dollars, and they go through thousands of bottles...hmmm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecoman1949 View Post
    Unless your paying specifically for high end booze at AI’s, god knows what your getting. Watered down rum, wine that should be used for paint stripper, and beer that tastes like dishwater. The three and four stars have to turn a profit and cheap booze and food are notorious ways to do it. Buyer beware! You truly get what you pay for.
    I know they "cut corners" to make money, but my point was such that nobody will convince me that wine was "legitimate", which feeds into the on-goings of the these people drinking from their mini-bars in their rooms, then ending up dead.

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