Bring your own wine takes effect in Michigan

Published On: Mar 15 2014 12:27:50 AM EDT
Updated On: Mar 15 2014 04:35:21 AM EDT

It's the new law that's got some people buzzing -- it's now legal to bring your own bottle of wine to certain restaurants in Michigan.

DETROIT -

It's the new law that's got some people buzzing -- it's now legal to bring your own bottle of wine to certain restaurants in Michigan.

Tom Agosta, the owner of Angelina Italian Bistro, said whether it's from home or from the restaurant, his customers can drink up.

"If someone wants to bring in a bottle of wine, we welcome it," said Agosta. "There will be a little bit of a corkage fee, basically to offset rent and expenses."

But will the corkage fee pop off with customers?

"I think they have to look at what they make traditionally on a bottle of wine and the corkage, and put it somewhere in the middle so everybody is happy," said Agosta.

While some restaurants say this wine wager is a winner, others say it's toast.

Cristina Byrd, of Floods in Greektown, said it's all about liability.

"When you have a liquor license, you're responsible for guests," said Byrd. "You have more control over it when you're the one providing it, how much they're being served."

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