Definition of corkage in English:



  • [mass noun] A charge made by a restaurant or hotel for serving wine that has been brought in by a customer.

    ‘you can choose from the large wine room and pay retail price plus $5 corkage’
    • ‘Reluctant to rub the politico's son the wrong way, the management allowed him to use the bar without charging corkage.’
    • ‘But ask about corkage fees and make sure they will provide glasses, coolers and a suitable storage area for advance deliveries.’
    • ‘Hotels charge corkage for opening and serving the wine which invariably means it costs the same as the house wine.’
    • ‘They said there would be a $10 corkage for each bottle, but in our case, that was waived after the first bottle.’
    • ‘With their $11 tax cut they can look forward to being able to splash out on the corkage at Scully's.’
    • ‘By the way, Matt said you can BYO for a small corkage charge only.’
    • ‘Mains range from 11.50-16.50, and it is BYO only, with a $1.50 corkage charge per person.’
    • ‘Kazu is also BYO, but be warned, corkage is a little steep at $5 a bottle (only slightly cheaper than the wine my esteemed colleagues and I provided…).’
    • ‘Besides being able to buy mixed drinks, beer and 50 wines by the glass at the bar, you can buy any bottle of wine in the store at cost plus tax and a $7 corkage fee and drink it at the bar.’
    • ‘Dinner costs £27.50, and corkage for wine is £1 per bottle.’
    • ‘The drink list is minimal, but you can bring your own wine and there is no corkage charge.’
    • ‘Near the White House, The Oval Room has introduced a BYO Wine Night on Saturday, waiving the corkage fee.’
    • ‘Arrive at La Romantica before 7.30 pm and you can bring your own wine - there is no corkage fee - and choose any pizza or pasta for £4.95.’
    • ‘Wine can be purchased from the shop and enjoyed at the restaurant for a small corkage fee.’
    • ‘You can bring your own wine without paying a corkage fee.’
    • ‘Most will permit patrons to bring their own wine upon payment of a corkage fee, if the request is made in appropriate fashion.’
    • ‘Dunne & Crescenzi is more an eatery than a restaurant and is offering good value in all sorts of areas, like corkage at €3 and set menus.’
    • ‘The delightful feature of this establishment is that you can buy a bottle of wine, wander through to the trendy bar and have it served to you in Riedel glasses (the world's finest) without corkage.’