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Anyone ever show up at a BYOB with decanted wine?

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

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

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

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

        1. 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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          1. re: Bob Loblaw

            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.

            1. re: cwdonald

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

          2. All the time. Put it in the trunk.