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Advice on Colorado Corkage Please

aledm | Jul 4, 200804:52 PM     16

We're moving to Vail for a winter of skiing and I was reading the posts about restaurants in Colorado generally. There was a comment in a thread that said Colorado as a state forbids corkage. What I want to know is if most restaurants allow you to bring your own bottle or not. The thread about a restaurant in Boulder called Fresca said the following:

"Bobby Stuckey, I am all that eager to fatten his wallet any further. While Bobby is a seemingly nice enough guy and he has forgotten more about wine than 99.9% of wine afficiandos know, I was definately put off by a comment he made at the F&W classic this year in Aspen. At the sommelier challenge, which he won, he made some comment to the effect that he was very thankful that Colorado as a state forbids corkage at restaurants (hence likely contributing to his motiviation to stay away from Cali with his restaurant). He indicated that because of this law, he has the ability to take his entire restaurant staff to Italy for a couple of weeks a year. Now, I am all for a restaurant making a fair profit, but I take issue at essentially boasting how the restaurant's inflated wine prices fund such an extravagant indulgance.

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Bhutani Aug 28, 2007 10:55PM "

So, to repeat, my question is this: can you bring your own bottle of wine to any restaurant in Colorado and not be charged corkage? (Or, is this Bobby guy getting a fat wallet because restaurants forbid bringing your own bottle of wine? Or is there no general rule at all.) Thanks, aledm

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