Governor Signs Bill Allowing Farmers Markets To Sample Beer And Wine

Get your tasting glasses out....

Back in January, I discussed a new bill that proposed beer and wine sampling at a limited number of farmers markets. Yesterday, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the bill.

The new law was originally introduced by Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles. The bill was introduced in the State Senate as SB 5029 and can be reviewed by following this link.

The newly minted law is modeled after a recent law that permits the sampling of beer and wine at grocery stores. But the new law is merely a first step, targeting only 10 sample markets and limiting sampling to one brewer or winemaker per market, per day.

The law goes into effect on September 1, 2011.

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