Here at ENSO beverage company we like to do things differently, so I’m going to use this platform to openly condemn the societal pressure to leave your leftovers at a BYOB.
We’ve all been there at one point in our life. Do I take my leftover beer or wine home from this epic house party? Or do I leave them here as a thank you to the host?
Let’s take a look at this from the hosts perspective. What is your host drinking? If they are a wine drinker or a craft beer drinker do you think they are going to want to keep your 4 commercial fizzy waters around anyway? Probably not. I also can’t tell you how many times I’ve poured half bottles of wine down the sink on a Sunday because I know it’s going to get funky in my fridge. I don’t want your third of a pint of peach schnapps, half a bottle of blackberry wine, or your open bottle of malt liquor either (gross). I’m not thinking to myself how great my friends are as I’m pouring their leftovers out in the sink the next morning, and I don’t think about how selfish they are when they take their last four beers home at the end of the night.
Now let’s look at this from the enlightened guests standpoint. Typically people opt to bring smaller bottles or mason jars with “some” product in it. Well they shouldn’t have to opt for a pint instead of going for the more economical quart, or feel reluctant to bring an expensive bottle of wine because some arbitrary rule says that they have to leave it at the end of the night. Besides, that half finished bottle isn’t a present, and it would be a pretty terrible one if it was.
If you want to be polite or thank your host for having you over, bring them a little present – something you think they’ll like! Stop leaving the half finished remnants of things you know they won’t enjoy!
Break free from the formality of all of it! Bring your booze home!