Roswell moves closer to ‘brown-bag' policy

The Roswell City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to an ordinance which would allow patrons to bring an unopened bottle of wine into a business licensed for consumption. Georgia law already allows patrons to take wine purchased at a restaurant home with them, so long as it was served with a meal and is resealed and locked in the vehicle away from the driver.

Alpharetta passed a similar "brown-bag" law earlier this year. Roswell's measure will go a final vote at the Dec. 12 council meeting.