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  • n  a charge added at a restaurant for every bottle of wine served that was not bought on the premises

  • One town used its "corkage" taxes from vodka sales to build a sports stadium, apparently thinking the lure of sports would take people's minds off liquor.
  • If you buy one of the wines, you can drink it in the hotel's restaurant, which will waive its usual corkage fee.
  • Corks can crumble and allow air into a bottle, causing what is called corkage, a slight rotting of the wine.
News & Articles

  • Go Home Already: River
    End-of-day news: Silver Line test train derails, Wells ditches "livable, walkable," and restaurants can now charge whatever they want for corkage. [ more › ]        
    Aug. 14, 2013 - DCist

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