Bring your own wine!
If you are going out to dinner , give a call ahead and ask your fave restaurant about their ‘BYOB Policy’ and ‘Corkage Fees’ .
It is now legal for B.C. residents to bring their own bottle of wine to participating restaurants and take home what they don't finish, only wine though- it does not apply to beer, hard alcohol or other drinks.
Restaurants will be able to choose if they want to participate, and they can set and charge a corkage fee to those who bring their own wine.
Bring Your Own Bottle, or corkage, is already legal in six Canadian provinces, including Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. The corkage fees range from $10 to $15 on average, but can be as high as $60 in some restaurants.