Not many people know this -- including many restaurants -- so it's important to get the word out.
- The 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)
And, tt least one company, www.winedoggybag.com, is producing "wine doggy bags" that restaurants (or you) can order, so ask your restaurateur to look into it if they haven't already.
I must say, even if Nena and I rarely leave wine in a bottle, it's nice to be able to 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.