Wine Doggie Bags
The Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, will this week grapple with the thorny question of whether wine doggie bags should be allowed.
In other words, along with the unfinished food, should diners be allowed to take their unfinished wine home with them.
The current law prohibits restaurateurs from allowing customers to keep partially empty bottles of wine. The law is, rather tenuously, intended to reduce the chances drink driving.
I don't think that it is that likely that if you can't finish your wine at the table, you are then going to take a swig a few minutes later at the wheel of your car.
Granholm will probably sign the bill, but wants to see all of its provisions before making a decision.
Under the measure the wine buyer, or a restaurant worker, would have to reinsert the cork so that the top of it is level with the lip of the wine bottle.
The restaurants would have to be licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption.