About Our Company
Wine Doggy Bag® was launched in 2004 to solve the problem of giving restaurant-goers the flexibility to take home their unfinished bottle of wine. We are the original designer and manufacturer of tamper-evident, one-time use bags allowing restaurant guests to take home an unfinished bottle of wine.
You can find our Wine Doggy Bags® in thousands of restaurants throughout the United States. Wine Doggy Bags® meet or exceed the requirements of all states that have enacted “take home wine” laws also called “wine-to-go”, “cork and carry” or “merlot-to-go” laws. Wine Doggy Bags® are available in two sizes - 750ml and 1.5L sizes. You can also select between plain or with our logo – and they can even be customized with your logo.
A custom printed Wine Doggy Bag® with your logo or any other information you request will increase awareness of your brand, hospitality group or venue.
The use of our Wine Doggy Bag® encourages responsible drinking and, at the same time, increases sales of bottled wine. You will also turn your tables faster if your guest is aware of the “take home wine” option.
All states allow your guests the opportunity to finish their wine at home. Many require, and others recommend, that the bottles be taken from the restaurant in a sealed, clear and tamper-evident wine-to-go bag so as not to be in violation of open container laws.
From our 15+ years of selling Wine Doggy Bags®, we know that these laws will encourage responsible drinking and, at the same time, lead to an increase in the sale of bottled wines. It’s important that your guests don’t feel compelled to finish their bottle of wine or leave the unfinished portion at the restaurant.
BUT… IT’S UP TO YOUR SERVER, MAITRE’D, GENERAL MANAGER OR OWNER TO MAKE YOUR GUESTS AWARE.
If your restaurant is in a Wine Doggy Bag® state then you must follow the state law when letting your guest take home their bottle of wine. Sending them home with a standard take-out bag or shopping bag, even if stapled at the top is NOT in compliance with the law. The bag must be clear, tamper-evident and one-time use to create a closed container. Our special adhesive and thick plastic makes it virtually impossible to open the bag without destroying it, creating a one-time use bag.
For the price of one of our bags it just isn’t worth the risk. Please be smart! Comply with the law so everyone stays safe.
Let us know how we can help you succeed.
Benefits of Using
Wine Doggy Bag®
Sell more bottled wine and turn tables faster
Let your patrons enjoy a wider selection of wines knowing they can take it home
Servers will sell more bottled wine leading to increased tips
Wine Doggy Bags® provide a means to drink more responsibly
Comply with state laws and reduce your liability
Perfect for cocktails-to-go
SEAL IT UP! Minimize risk with no touch and no interaction for safe transport for curbside pick-up, take-out, delivery and third-party delivery services.
Dustin R, Manager, Multi-Unit Casual Dining Establishment
Love your product. Sales have increased since we started using wine doggy bags.
Danielle M, Manager, Independent Fine Dining Establishment
We would not have sold a $250 bottle without the wine doggy bag to allow our patron to take home their unfinished wine.
Tracye D, Owner, Wine Franchise
You guys are awesome! I received the (custom) wine doggy bags and loved them.
Alexandra A, Asst. Director, Food and Beverage, Five Star Hotel
We are very happy with the bags and find them very nice.
Doug S., Owner, Multi-Unit Casual Dining Establishment
I was extremely pleased with the speed, efficiency and quality of the service and products.
Diego I, Manager, Independent Casual Dining Establishment
An average of two-three customers a day asks to take home their unfinished bottle of wine. We began offering this service in Summer 2005 and it’s been very good for business. It’s something customers always requested. Now if you have a group that wants to sample different wines, each can order a bottle and take it home.
Ryan S, Wine Manager, Multi-Unit Fine Dining Establishment
The new wine doggy bag law has opened a whole new world of opportunity wholeheartedly embraced beyond expectations. Sales have jumped now that guests can take full advantage of the wine list and not worry about wasting. Wine Doggy Bags have taken the fear out of ordering a bottle of wine, especially for single diners that wouldn’t have considered it before.
Todd S, Food and Beverage Manager, Multi-Unit Hotel
Got the shipment today, broke it out at line-up and already used one to help sell a nice bottle of Williamette Valley Pinot Noir. We will have them in our two other outlets in the hotel by the end of next week. Everyone seems very excited about the idea.
Jerry W, Manager, Multi-Unit Steakhouse
I started with the 25 pack thinking it would last a couple of months. I ran out after a week. I greatly underestimated how popular the wine doggy bags would be with my customers. Go for the 100 pack – you will use them.