BYOW: Bring Your Own Wine To Michigan Resturants

Posted at 11:28 AM, Mar 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-16 11:28:10-04

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MICHIGAN (March 16, 2014)-  Wine fans have a reason to celebrate this weekend in Michigan.

House Bill 5046 was signed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Friday, which allows restaurants and bars that already have a liquor license to allow their customers to bring their own bottles of wine into their establishments.

Hotels and resorts are exempt from the new legislation.

You should call ahead though, if you plan on bringing some of your own wine.

Under the new law, some restaurants can charge a corkage fee which could be as high as $25. Restaurants and bars can also bar customers from bringing wine that they have in stock, or they can opt out of the new law all together.