It’s Vancouver’s dirty little secret: Wine in restaurants can be just a wee bit on the pricy side.
But oenophiles in Vancouver have their own secret weapon: BYOB. For the last two years, wine drinkers have been able to bring their own bottles to select area restaurants and pay a special “corkage” fee for the right to drink it on premises.
Before you head to your next dinner reservation with your favourite vintage, however, keep in mind that these corkage fees also tend to be rather high, generally in the $20-$30 range. In other words, in many cases it costs as much to bring your own bottle as to buy one off the restaurant’s wine list.
But there are some important exceptions. Continue reading:
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