Oregon wine makers and lovers are toasting to a bill that will cut the cost of local blends heading to the governor's desk.
Thursday, the Senate passed a "Wine Growler Bill" that allows customers to fill up on their favorite wines at restaurants and grocery stores.
Under current law, only wineries can technically bottle wine, but the new bill will allow any business with a liquor license to refill growlers with wine, cider or beer.
"Just by cutting out the glass and shipping costs, you're saving the consumer a lot of money," said winemaker Wynne Peterson-Nedry.
That boils down to about $2 a bottle at the Chehalem winery, according to Peterson-Nedry.
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