Legislation threatens to close wineries

The Maryland Wineries Association (MWA) has been scrambling for the past couple weeks to have a proposed bill rewritten to prevent as many as one-third of its wineries from being closed immediately.
House Bill 742, introduced by Delegate Warren Miller from Howard County on behalf of the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association (MSLBA), states that a farm winery license may only be issued to “a location that has as its principal purpose the production of wine”.

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