corkage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corkage a charge added at a restaurant for every bottle of wine served that was not bought on the premises
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Corkage The charge made by innkeepers for drawing the cork and taking care of bottles of wine bought elsewhere by a guest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corkage The corking or uncorking of bottles; hence, the serving of wine or other bottled beverages in hotels and inns. Specifically
    • n corkage A charge made by hotel-keepers and others for the serving of wine and liquors not furnished by the house, or for the corking and re-serving of partly emptied bottles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Corkage corking or uncorking of bottles: a charge made by hotel-keepers for uncorking of bottles when the liquor has not been supplied from the house
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. corcho—L. cortex, bark, rind.

Usage

In literature:

I bring it with me when I come to Paris, and let them charge for corkage.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
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In news:

Corkage $50 AX, DS, MC, VS.
Good News the Yakima's Corkage Free Zone program is expected to sign a bill into law in the next few weeks.
Virginia's New Corkage Law to Take Effect July 1.
Corkage Sells for $300,000 at F-T Midlantic.
More Than Ready, sire of sold filly Corkage .
With the corkage -free program, diners can enjoy wines they've purchased from neighboring tasting venues.
Corkage $10 DS, MC, VS.
If you bring your own wine, corkage is $20.
Corkage $18 AX, DS, MC, VS.
Corkage etiquette tips for wine consumers.
Policies still in flux as corkage law takes effect.
Corkage is coming, and Maryland restaurants are getting ready.
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