Definition of corkage
: a charge (as by a restaurant) for opening a bottle of wine bought elsewhere
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Until then, the restaurant is allowing customers to bring their own alcohol without corkage fees.
For air travelers, some of the best news heading into summer is JetBlue’s BYOB policy, which allows passengers to bring onboard and consume their own booze on all flights, providing it’s served by the airline’s cabin attendants (no corkage fee!).
DRINKS: The restaurant is BYOB with no corkage fee.
That said, George Trois has a first-bottle-free-corkage policy (check restrictions) that will warm any wine-collector's heart.
No one, including visiting tourists, pays a corkage fee.
Even with restaurant corkage charges of $20 or $25 per bottle, bringing in your own wine makes sense, especially for fine wine.
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