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Subject: [Leica] Vancouver Swap Meet and Lugger's Dinner
From: jcyleung8 at (Joe Leung)
Date: Thu Apr 6 09:47:32 2006

Hi, Bruce,

Thanks for the well wishes from Benelux. Chinese restaurants in general do
not rely on serving beverages as a large portion of their revenue. Also,
they don't carry a tall wine list. Therefore, most of them allow customers
to bring their own and, at the most, charge a nominal 'corkage'. Just as you
said, it's a very common practice in ex-British colonies. Here in Vancouver,
most restaurant proprietors came from Hong Kong. Hence, the tradition
continues. Good for us!


Joe L.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of bruce
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 9:01 AM
Subject: [Leica] Update on Vancouver Swap Meet and Lugger's Dinner This

May I, on behalf of your colleagues in the BeNeLux, wish you all a
profitable swap meet .............. an evening with the ladies, to
savour the culinary delights of that coastal city and to include a few
steaks from a supposed 400Kg. halibut that lurks in those northern
waters .......... to be washed down with beverages (alcoholic) from
around the world.

For Joe ........... corkage is a rare feature (to my knowledge, found
only in Britain and its colonies and ex-colonies), of usually small
restaurants, interested in the quality of their food and obtaining a
sensible margin for it, rather than extracting further sums from its
clientelle for stocking wines and serving them.

I have enjoyed its benefits in the docklands of London and the east
coast of Oz. Others?

May your chop-sticks be well guided,

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Replies: Reply from nathan at (Nathan Wajsman) ([Leica] Vancouver Swap Meet and Lugger's Dinner)
In reply to: Message from ralgobv at (bruce) ([Leica] Update on Vancouver Swap Meet and Lugger's Dinner This Weekend)