Since so much has been said about "Corkage Fees"
and the etiquette surrounding the issue, I thought I would bring to your attention today some other voices of folks from around the web. Frankly, I don't think I could say it any better! Most of you know already, I am huge advocate of BYOB
and now also BYOG
! So in case you missed my "rant" from an earlier post about BYOB and the "corkage fee" issue, I am re-posting it here. Please feel free to sound off on this issue, as it's Friday and many folks will be scrambling off to their favorite restaurant tonight to escape the drudgery of another dinner at home!What is a Corkage Fee?
A corkage fee is charged by a restaurant to patrons bringing their own wines to a meal. The corkage fee is usually minimal and is considered a convenience charge to the restaurant for opening and serving wines from outside their cellar. The use of a corkage fee is widespread in many parts of the United States, especially in heavy wine producing areas such as Napa and Sonoma Counties. The corkage fee is not
designed to be a penalty
for the diner and should not
be viewed that way.
I whole heartily believe in BYOB
and bring on the "corkage fee"!
I really am also contemplating in the future and my god I know this will sound pretentious as hell, but BYOG
as well. Once you are comfortable with the practice it is relatively seamless! My wife just rolled her eye's at me, for the mere suggestion of BYOG
and a carrying case! You know she's thinking, "someone stop him please, he is out of control!"
Please click on the title link above to join in on this lively debate over the issues of Wine Service and Corkage Fee Etiquette! See ya there!