Virginia's new corkage law: Bring your own booze
Virginia just got a bit classier — or rather, more affordable. Starting July 1, the state's new corkage law goes into effect, allowing patrons to bring their own bottles of wine to restaurants.
The state has long had a ban on BYOB restaurants, though the law's never been enforced. With the new law, some Virginia restaurants fear they'll lose money from wine sales, and that cheap customers swiggin' $5 bottles from Giant will hurt their image.
But restaurants don't have to allow BYOB; it's voluntary. Also, they can charge a corking fee, though it'll probably be less than the inflated prices of bottles at most restaurants.
Sounds wonderful. Finally, we can pair a jug of Carlo Rossi with our duck confit!
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