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Jun 28, 2006 12:09 PM

wine law in WA

I'm moving from VA, an unenlightened state in many ways, to WA, and hoping that it has more enlightened wine policies. Does WA law allow you to bring your own wine to a restaurant, as DC's does? I understand about paying a corkage fee--but think it's a nice option to have. Some other state recently started allowing people to take home bottles they hadn't finished, on the grounds that there would be fewer soused drivers. What does WA do in this regard? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Check out #60 from the Washington State Liquor Control Board's site:

    Short answer: yes on BYOB, corkage is up to the restaurant. The other info might be interesting for you too.