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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A bill at the Oregon Legislature would make Oregon the first state to allow wine drinkers to fill up growlers at restaurants and stores.

Taking a page out of the highly successful microbrew practice, lawmakers may allow customers to bring or buy reusable bottles and fill them straight from kegs supplied by winemakers. Current law allows the practice at wineries, but not grocery outlets, wine shops or restaurants.

Supporters of House Bill 2443 say it's not just a way for Oregon's burgeoning wine industry to sell more wine, but also an effort to knock down some stereotypes about local pinots and chardonnays.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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