The idea of taking your own wine to a restaurant is a growing trend. Many people choose to pay a corkage fee allowing them to bring their own chose of wine to restaurants, perfect if you've found a great bottle you want to share with friends.
But what are the rules of corkage and how much does it usually cost? The team over at Drink Up Root have asked and answered the same questions with this infographic that looks at corkage in San Francisco, Chicago and Manhattan.
They have then places the average costs across the spectrum and also included a look at some of the most expensive and cheapest countries for corkage.
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