Wine lovers who bring wine to restaurants are usually happy to pay a reasonable corkage fee for the privilege of drinking their own special bottles. Others bring their own wine because it’s less expensive than buying off a wine list with high mark-ups.
Here is a sampling of corkage fees and policies at a few local restaurants.
One of the greatest sources of friction between restaurateurs and their wine-loving customers is the corkage fee — what they charge when you bring in a bottle of your own wine.
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