For hundreds of years, wine lovers have pulled corks out of glass bottles to imbibe their favorite libation.
But a Florida business and a California entrepreneur are hoping Florida lawmakers will let them replace the age-old practice with a technology more commonly associated with toga parties on college campuses.
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Other alcohol-related bills
Beer coupons (SB 864, HB 695): Would ban discount coupons for beer purchases. Proponents say coupons are subject to fraud because vendors can redeem them with the manufacturer or importer without proving the savings was passed to the customer. On House calendar, still in committees in Senate.
Beer “growlers” (SB 1344, HB 715): Sponsor says it’s dead for the session, as it has had no House committee hearings. Would have allowed 64-ounce containers to be filled at brew pubs for off-premises consumption. Current law limits “growlers” to 32-ounces or one gallon.
Craft distilleries (SB 642, HB 347): Would allow small distilleries that manufacture 75,000 gallons or less per year to sell two bottles of liquor per year to customers who visit the distillery. On House calendar, still in committees in Senate.
House parties (SB 874, HB 5): Would expand the places where a person has to take reasonable steps to ensure that a minor doesn’t drink alcoholic beverages from the current “residence” to include property such as garages or open fields. In committees in both chambers.