Nice article, I hope it is the beginning of a trend.
I normally am ok with a reasonable corkage, but I would tell "restaurant authority" John Mariani, however, that the only reason I "...avoid purchasing wine from a restaurant..." is the exorbitantly high markup of even pedestrian wines, coupled with nearly all of the similar threads in MTH.
"...You are in my blood like holy wine,
You taste so bitter, and so sweet.
I could drink a case of you,
And still be on my feet,
And still be on my feet..."