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corkage

[kawr-kij] /ˈkɔr kɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a fee charged, as in a restaurant, for serving wine or liquor brought in by the patron.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; cork + -age
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Examples from the web for corkage
  • Many restaurants will reduce or waive the corkage fee for your bottle if you order one of theirs too.
  • If you drink your wine in the dining room or steakhouse, you'll need to pay a corkage fee.
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own wine, although there is a corkage fee.
  • Patrons are allowed to bring their own bottles for a corkage fee.
  • Diners can order wine from the wine list, or they are invited to bring their own wine for a corkage fee.
  • Diners can bring their own wine without a corkage fee.
  • However, many cruise lines do allow you to bring wine and/or champagne, some levy a corkage fee.
  • Fee includes: staff attendant, clean up, and no corkage fee.
  • Fee includes: staff attendant, clean up and no corkage fee.
British Dictionary definitions for corkage

corkage

/ˈkɔːkɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a charge made at a restaurant for serving wine, etc, bought off the premises
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