BYOB is an acronym that was born in the USA in the 50s and it stands for “Bring Your Own Bottle” of wine at the restaurant!
Initially it was done at parties, where participants were invited to present themselves with their own bottle; then it went on to indicate the action of bringing your own wine to the restaurant. From California, the home of wine lovers, the practice has spread almost everywhere and in recent years has become very popular among fans and connoisseurs who want to drink fine wines, matching them to the chosen dishes without spending a fortune. Overseas BYOBing is a posh habit, rather consolidated. The famous magazine “Wine Spectator” conducted an online survey among its readers (343 responses) and found that 36% of them, half the time, drink at the restaurant wine they brought from home, 23% once out of four, 23% rarely, 17% never. They BYOB especially in social occasions during the weekend, 45%, or at parties, 22%.