Virginia House of Delegates Passes Corkage Bill
By Jamie R. Liu
February 23, 2011
Yesterday, the Virginia House of Delegates passed bill SB1292, which will allow for corkage in the state's restaurants. Corkage allows restaurant patrons to bring their own bottles of wine to a restaurant -- a choice best reserved for bringing that bottle you've been saving for a special occasion, or for connoisseurs who find their destination's wine offerings lacking.
If the bill is signed by Virginia governor Bob McDonnell as expected, the Commonwealth will join the District in allowing corkage; it is anticipated that Maryland may attempt to follow suit later this year. Before you decide to jump on the corkage bandwagon, be sure to check out our restaurant insider's guide to corkage policies.