It’s the 21st century and even the powers that be hanging on to prohibition era liquor laws in BC are realizing this little gem of an idea that it might be good to change with the times. But they have been poked and prodded to do so for a long time now. Just google or search Twitter for freemygrapes about all that.
Among some recent changes, people in the province of British Columbia can at long last bring a bottle of wine to a restaurant. The guessing game is now on how restaurants will react, i.e., what price point corkage fees will be set at. There will surely be those restaurants who will set it high enough to make a point of saying ‘don’t byob’ just as some restaurants hike the price of kids’ meals past ten dollars to say ‘leave the tikes at home’. But there’s also news of establishments who are keeping it low, and even having exemptions on certain nights, etc. But all in all, it’s a step forward in a country where wine laws are traditional archaic and monopolies reign supreme in certain corners of the kingdom.
For more details on the change in law, hop on over to this article in the Vancouver Sun.
Now if they would just budge on some ridiculous winemaking laws and allow for some more ingenuity on that front. But more on that rant later