corkage | noun | a charge made by a restaurant or hotel for serving wine that has been brought in by a customer.
Going one step beyond my computer's dictionary, I searched Corkage online, and found these five handy tips for "better corkage relations" on foodandwine.com: Corkage for Dummies | Food & Wine
For restaurants you can search for Corkage and BYOB in your area. I found a list of SF Bay Area restaurants offering free corkage everyday or on selected days: http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m=4&pid=370
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