The delegation had requested an amendment to the growler bill to allow the sale of tap wine, but the House Economic Matters Committee did not approve it. The amendment had been requested by Joe Barbera, owner of AIDA Bistro and Wine Bar in Columbia, which offers 30 wines on tap.
"I'm a little disappointed that that wasn't part of the (bill)," Barbera said. He said the amendment probably failed because wine on tap "is something fairly new and it's not available in a large number of locations, like there are places that have beer on tap."
10 April 2012
Howard County OKs Growlers, Too
The story from ExploreHowardCounty.com, part of the Baltimore Sun (paywall alert). But only beer, and not wine also, as originally proposed: