Wine buffs recently rejoiced at the announcement of new liquor laws allowing restaurant patrons to bring their own bottle of wine to BC restaurants. Depending on how pricey the wine you usually select is, this could save you a few bucks.
Restaurants set their own corkage fees, and so far, we haven’t heard much from anyone except Hapa Izakaya.
Hapa just announced that they’ll participate in BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine). Guests are invited to bring along their favourite bottles of wine for a corkage fee of $20.00 per bottle. Parties with up to four guests can bring in one bottle of wine and parties with five guests or more can bring in two. All you have to do is present your bottle to a manager upon arrival.
The average corkage fee across Canada is around $10-$15 a bottle. Six other Canadian provinces, including Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, already allow BYOW.
Hapa Izakaya, 1516 Yew St, 604-738-4272, Hapaizakaya.com
Last modified: August 2, 2012