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Oregon Senate passes wine growler bill

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Friday, March 29, 2013

The Oregon senate voted unanimously to let wineries, restaurants, grocery stores and wine shops dispense wine in growlers of up to two gallons.

Winemakers say they’re always looking for new ways to market the products of a growing Oregon business, adding that growlers save a lot of glass and cork.

“It is really environmentally friendly, and it’s also promoting wine as a daily commodity that can be enjoyed with meals and shouldn’t be thought of as something extraordinarily special every time," said Wynne Peterson-Nedry, the second-generation winemaker at Chehalem Winery in Newberg.

The measure now goes to Gov. Kitzhaber.

Read more at The Bend Bulletin.

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