VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – You might soon be able to bring your own wine with you when you go out for a meal.

The province is considering changing the laws to let you do this, providing restaurants charge you a corkage fee.

Ian Tostenson with the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association thinks it’s inevitable.

“I think everybody in the restaurant industry is for it. We haven’t heard any opposition because you’re going to get a lot of people going out incrementally to restaurants saying, ‘We can actually go out an enjoy great food and take that bottle of wine.’ The perception is you’re going to have some savings,” explains Tostenson.

So far, he hasn’t heard any opposition to the idea from the government.

“Christy Clark last night was saying, ‘During my premiership we’re going to do this.’ Rich Coleman has indicated his approval,” Tostenson adds. “I think now it’s a just a question of the technicalities of how they get it approved.”

He says it would be up to individual restaurants to set the corkage fee, but thinks $20 would be appropriate.

Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia already allow restaurants patrons to bring in their own wine.