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Restaurants, wineries see mixed results during session (access required)

While the 2011 legislative session brought gains to the winery and restaurant industries, it also served up a 50 percent increase in alcohol taxes in the closing moments. “It’s a sad commentary for how the business community is viewed by ...

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Like chocolate? Like wine? You’re in luck

Candy is dandy, but chocolate wine really seems to get taste buds in an uproar. “The reaction has been amazing,” says Don Opici, whose family-run company, Opici Wines, recently introduced Cocoa di Vine. Never heard of chocolate wine? Chances are ...

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Md. wine shipping bill is poised to pass

ANNAPOLIS — Poised to allow Marylanders to receive wine shipments from winemakers, the General Assembly faces the prospect of grappling with the same issue next year as advocates seek an expanded shipping law. Compromise legislation passed key Senate and House ...

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Maryland wineries hope to bottle growth trends (access required)

Maryland wineries are growing in number around the state, as the fledgling industry attracts more entrepreneurs. In 2010, six more wineries opened, an 8 percent increase to bring the total to 49, according to the Maryland Wineries Association. Sales at ...

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