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BYOWho Cares?


It turns out the "Bring Your Own Wine" Program isn't as desired as us Torontonians had thought. Almost 500 Ontario restaurants had signed up for this program, but there's been a very slow take-off as per The Toronto Star.

I guess the BYOW really applies to high-end connoisseurs who have a $300 vintage in their cellar, and want to impress their friends while at Scaramouche or Susur. This isn't quite on par with my idea of a $12 bottle, no cork fee and some greasy Chinese food on Spadina.

Now, why is this such a dud in Toronto, and adopted as a staple in Montreal? Gee, could it be the ridiculous corking fee that exists here? I haven't experienced this first hand, but have heard the cork fee averages between 18-35 bucks. As I recall, there's NO cork fee, if any in Montreal.

Like so many programs the city implements, this one should eventually take off, just lower that cork fee, please!

For a list of participating restaurants, visit here.


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