Not many people know this — including many restaurants — so it’s important to get the word out.
wine has to be purchased with a "full-course meal"
- The restaurant must
provide a dated receipt for the meal and the wine
- The bottle must be "resealed", which I’m assuming means the cork pushed back in…but wouldn’t you do that anyway?
- The bottle must be sealed in a clear
plastic bag (you can bring your own if you know the restaurant doesn’ t have them)
(For a full list of the conditions, read Bulletin 588 from the NY State Alcoholic
Beverage Control Board)
And, tt least one company,
producing "wine doggy bags" that restaurants (or you) can order, so ask your restaurateur to look into it if they
consume part of a bottle of wine at a restaurant and then take the rest
home. There are several states that have adopted this policy as well, including Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Missouri, Nebraska, New
Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington State.