No problems in Washington alcohol sampling program



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 ( ) 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,