Friday, September 5, 2008

Georgia may have some redemption for not selling booze on Sundays

"GEORGIA’S MERLOT-TO-GO LAW EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008 Allows Atlanta Restaurant Diners to Take Home Unfinished Bottles of Wine ATLANTA (July 1, 2008) – Effective, July 1, 2008, Georgia’s “Merlot-To-Go” law goes in to effect allowing guests to take unfinished bottles of wine purchased with dinner home with them. Guidelines of the new law are simple: guests are allowed to take one (1) partially consumed bottle of wine home per person; guests must have purchased and consumed something to eat on the premises and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with the meal; wine bottle must be securely re-corked and sealed in an approved wine to-go bag (provided by restaurant) by a restaurant employee; a dated receipt for the bottle of wine and meal must be attached to or placed in the sealed bag; and the guest must place the sealed to-go bag in a locked glove compartment or a locked trunk when driving home." ~Melissa Libby & Associates

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Heidi said...

Are you serious that you can't buy alcohol on Sundays? Who are these lawmakers? Jedediah the amish farmer? They should go churn some butter!

Leslie said...

Yes. Dead serious. It puts a serious snafoo into my drinking schedule.

Anonymous said...

If you know anyone with a restaurant, they can get one-time use tamper evident bags (as required by the new law) at http://www.togobrand.com

Leslie Ann said...

Saturday nights can be stressful, trying to get that minute trip into Greens and such.