What is the attitude among Chowhounders regarding bringing your own wine to restaurants? Do you do it sometimes/often/never? What dictates whether you do or don't? Do you ever get outright refused by the restaurant?
For me, since I have more wine than I will ever drink, I'd rather drink special bottles in the presence of food cooked better than I ever could! I bring no more than 2 bottles and make clear from the outset, charge me whatever corkage you usually do, no sweat. Often if I bring 3, 4 or more other diners, they appreciate the big table and waive the corkage. I also make sure to order at least one thing from their list, unless it's a positively dreadful wine list.