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WooHoo! Corkage now legal in Maryland

Maryland lawmakers may not have been able to solve the state’s budget woes in this year’s legislative session, but they did hand wine lovers another gift. A year after approving direct-to-consumer shipping from wineries, lawmakers approved a bill that will … Continue reading


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Virginia allows corkage – but does anybody know that?

When a customer brought his own wine to Maplewood Grill in Vienna on New Year’s Eve, owner Marcel Kuchler smelled a rat. “You don’t want to mess around with the [Alcohol Beverage Control],” he said. “They send undercover people around … Continue reading

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Virginia and Maryland Decriminalize Us! WooHoo!

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Wine lovers in Virginia and Maryland can come out of the shadows this Friday when it becomes legal to do the things we’ve been doing all along. Virginia’s corkage law takes effect on July 1, making it legal for restaurants … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead in 2011?

What should wine lovers expect in 2011? More debate over direct shipping, and hopefully we’ll get that privilege here in Maryland this year. But will be able to order from out-of-state retailers, or just wineries? And will we be allowed … Continue reading

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