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which Calgary restaurants allow patrons to bring wine?

rjderry Oct 3, 2012 05:03 PM

Are there any good to very good restaurants that allow the patrons to bring their own wine. I don't mind corkage fees, but prefer to bring a really good bottle.



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    hsk Oct 5, 2012 10:25 PM

    The link at the bottom of the page allows you to search for licensees that allow BYOW but doesn't specify corkage prices, nor how good they are.

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      cancowboy Oct 3, 2012 08:10 PM

      A list but probably incomplete.

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      1. re: cancowboy
        gardengorilla Oct 5, 2012 08:02 AM

        Wow, $25-$35 for a corkage fee?! That's nuts..
        Very interesting to see what Calgarians see as acceptable re: the restaurant industry.

        1. re: gardengorilla
          cancowboy Oct 5, 2012 09:48 AM

          Not necessarily what is acceptable - it's what the restaurant would like to charge.
          Plus the restaurant would rather you drink from their cellar than yours.

          And given that the usual markup on a bottle of wine is 3X the retail cost, you could easily justify bringing a nice $25+ wine.

          1. re: gardengorilla
            plateofshrimp Oct 13, 2012 02:58 PM

            If you read the link you can see that most places charge way less than $25. I've been to lots of cities that don't have BYOW period so this all seems pretty fantastic.

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