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Anyone ever show up at a BYOB with decanted wine?

Tommytd78 Oct 24, 2013 11:00 AM

Just curious. I've got a great bottle that I would prefer to be ready for dinner...

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    Buckethead Oct 24, 2013 11:05 AM

    Yes, in a Klean Kanteen. It's no problem.

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      george2 Oct 24, 2013 11:36 AM

      Many times. I decant at home and use a funnel to put it back in the bottle, then replace the cork.

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        Tommytd78 Oct 24, 2013 11:38 AM

        Awesome. I'm going to do it tonight. 2004 Nalle Reserve Zin...

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          Bob Loblaw Oct 24, 2013 12:47 PM

          Not to be a downer, but what are the laws on this if you're driving to the restaurant? wouldn't that count as an open container?

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            cwdonald Oct 24, 2013 01:12 PM

            What I have heard is that it is required to be in an area of the car that is not accessible while driving. So backseat and glove compartment are out. In a locked trunk, is ok. You can also reseal a bottle of wine you did not finish at a BYO and bring it home, but only if you carry it in the vehicle in the above manner.

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              Bob Loblaw Oct 24, 2013 01:13 PM

              oh yeah. i guess returning w/ the unfinished parts is the exact same issue, legally.

          2. PhillyBestBYOB Oct 24, 2013 04:03 PM

            All the time. Put it in the trunk.

            1. bucksguy14 Oct 24, 2013 06:07 PM

              I have decanted at home, funneled it back into the bottle, sealed it with the Vacu Vin, put it in my wine bag and put the bag in the trunk. Have never had an issue at any restaurant and don't run the risk of having the open container in the car if I should be stopped for any reason. Simple!!

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                Tommytd78 Oct 25, 2013 06:00 AM

                Had no issues, just put it back in the bottle and took it to the restaurant. Went to Catherines in Unionville, was decent but could have been so much better with some seasoning and maybe some comfy chairs!

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                1. re: Tommytd78
                  CindyJ Oct 25, 2013 01:35 PM

                  ...probably with better lighting, too.

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                  cgarner Oct 28, 2013 12:28 PM

                  Decanted, no but have gotten some funny looks bringing home made wine sans label to one or two places

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                    lost squirrel Oct 29, 2013 07:44 AM

                    Does filling up a Nalgene bottle with boxed wine count as decanting? If so, yes.

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                    1. re: lost squirrel
                      Bob Loblaw Oct 29, 2013 08:38 AM

                      is there any other kind of decanting?

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