A new law in Michigan will allow diners to take their own bottles of wine to restaurants.
The law, which took effect on Saturday, only applies to restaurants with liquor licenses and the establishment has to allow it. A restaurant can also charge whatever they want as a corkage fee... which is a charge for providing glassware and serving the wine. The new law mostly applies to people who want to enjoy old or rare wines that are not served in restaurants or sold in Michigan. Most restaurant owners have not responded to the new law but some feel as if it will help business while others think it will hurt revenue. In addition, the law only applies to wine and no other alcoholic beverage.