Bill would allow leftover wine to be taken home

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You may soon be able to take your leftover Merlot to go.

House Bill 549 passed in the House back in February, and Saturday night, the Senate also gave it the green light. The bill would allow people who don’t finish their bottle of wine at wineries to take it home. Bill sponsors say it’s just one more way to help curb New Mexico’s DWI problem.

To be in compliance with the law, the winery would have to re-cork the bottle and seal it in a tamper-proof bag with the receipt before you leave. That bill now heads to the governor’s desk.

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