Senate OKs wine and beer at farmers marketsFebruary 22, 2011 @ 2:18 pm (Updated: 1:30 pm - 3/28/11 )
By ALEX SILVERMAN
An overwhelming yes vote in the state Senate gives the go ahead for wine and beer tastings at farmers markets in our state.
A limited number of Washington farmers markets, 10 in the new pilot program, would be allowed to offer samples of wine and beer available for purchase, under a bill approved by the state Senate.
The program will be overseen by the state Liquor Control Board and will run from July 1, 2012 until Sept. 30, 2012.
Wineries and microbreweries offering samples would have to provide food or be adjacent to a food vendor. The samples will be limited to two ounces each, just four ounces total and you're cut off.
Sen. Jean Kohl-Welles, the Seattle Democrat sponsoring the bill, says it would allow local businesses to promote their products and gain wider exposure.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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