Let's complement our dear governor for a change! The SacBee is reporting that
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday he has signed an urgency measure allowing winegrowers who bottle their own wine to conduct instructional tastings at California’s numerous farmers markets. Assembly Bill 2488, by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, was approved by both houses of the Legislature without dissent.
The bill expands a provision of state law allowing the sale of estate-grown wine at farmers markets. Wine industry groups said the inability to offer samples hurt sales in an industry in which customers are accustomed to a taste.
I'm not sure what is so urgent about it, but it should liven things up at our markets. The tasting spot needs to be roped off from the rest of the market and patrons are limited to three ounces per day which is just a bit more than half a glass. We've got Fresh Market Thursday and Sunday to choose from.