Oregon Wine
4:37 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Oregon Could Expand Use Of Wine 'Growlers'

Kevin Mooney Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 4:33 pm

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is on a trade mission in Germany this week. One item on his agenda is to promote Oregon wines at a major tourism trade show. Meanwhile, back in Salem, lawmakers are trying to make it easier for Oregonians to buy more of that wine.

The Oregon House Wednesday approved a measure that would let wine aficionados fill up their own container at a store or restaurant. The bottles are sometimes called "growlers."

Democratic representative Paul Holvey told lawmakers the law would put wine on an equal footing with beer.

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