Letter – Food quality is main threat

Re: "The Corkage Debate," Aug 2 - 8

Food quality is main threat

Re: “The Corkage Debate,” Aug 2 – 8

Pam Grant’s confused lament regarding new corkage rules begs the obvious questions: Is the 100 per cent (or more) markup on a bottle of wine served from a limited wine list really what is keeping these “operators in the middle” in business? Really? Is corkage truly a “Pandora’s Bottle” for these restaurateurs?

I suggest a more sensible, sober theory. I say the biggest threats to local, independent eateries are not liberalized liquor laws, but inconsistent food quality, lousy service and an unreasonable price point. The right to participate in a flexible, customer-friendly corkage program is, surely, the least of their worries.

Peter Tolman,Victoria

 

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