Diners may soon be able to take home unfinished bottle of wine

Quebec Liberals are proposing changes to the province's corkage laws to let restaurant patrons take home an unfinished bottle of wine.

Quebec corkage laws could be changed

Quebec restaurant patrons may soon be allowed to take home that unfinished bottle of wine they ordered with their meal.

The Parti Québécois and the Liberals are expected to join forces before the national assembly breaks on June 14 for the summer to change the province's corkage rules.

Liberal MNA Stéphane Billette proposed several amendments this morning promoting Quebec-made alcoholic beverages.

The Liberals had tried to change the laws regarding the sale of wine and alcohol — but the election was called last summer and they ran out of time.

On CBC's Daybreak this morning, acting host Debra Arbec spoke to two experts from the restaurant world about the impact such a change would have.

La Presse restaurant columnist Marie-Claude says it's about time, while Derek Dammann who owns the Montreal restaurant Maison Publique says too often people finish a bottle of wine because "they don't want to leave things behind."