Merlot to go bill on the table

A Georgia Senate bill under consideration in the house would let people take wine home with them from restaurants.

Senate Bill 55, if enacted, would allow restaurant-goers to take one bottle of wine, if it was bought with a meal, resealed by an employee and put in the glove box, trunk or behind the back seat of a car while traveling.

In that case, the opened bottle of wine wouldn't be considered an open container.

The House Rules Committee is expected to discuss the bill today.