Hearing on Wine Sampling Legislation


For more information, contact:

Emily Bingham Hollingshead
Communications Director, Utah Senate Democrats
Ph: 435.590.9961
E:    emily.hollingshead@gmail.com

A proposal to allow wine & spirits distributors to offer wine and spirits samples to restaurant owners will be heard in the Senate Business and Labor Committee on Monday, February 13, 2012.   SB119 would allow these distributors to visit a restaurant and provide the restaurant‘s owner or any other designated employee with a private tasting of any wine or spirit they are offering for sale.  This tasting would occur at the restaurant.

“Some high-end wines cost as much as $300 per bottle.  This legislation allows a restaurant to sample wines and spirits before purchasing them.  Restaurant owners not only want to ensure these wines work well with their menus, but they also want to offer the highest quality wines and spirits to their customers.” explained Senator Ross Romero, the sponsor of the bill.

Who:    Senator Ross Romero, D–Salt Lake City

What:   Presentation of SB119 to the Senate Business and Labor Committee

Where: 215 Senate Building, Utah State Capitol Complex

When:  2:10 pm


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