No problems in Washington alcohol sampling program
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Liquor Control Board says there have been no complaints from the public about a free alcohol sampling program that began Sept. 1 at 10 farmers markets.
Spokeswoman Ann Radford told The News Tribune (http://is.gd/Neuqew ) things are running smoothly.
Wineries report increased sales after customers have a taste.
The Legislature authorized a test of the free-tastings as a way to promote Washington breweries and wineries.
The test period runs until Nov. 1 of next year. After that it's up to state lawmakers to decide whether to extend it.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com