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Liquor tasting pilot makes way to Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The state's new liquor taste testing pilot program made it's way to the Tri-Cities.

Samples are being offered at the store on Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick from four to six Friday night.

It's part of a year long test in 30 stores across Washington after a bill was passed in the legislature earlier this year.

Customers are limited to four, quarter ounce samples. "I think it's great for the consumer, the customer to be able to come in and be able to sample the product and get a chance to learn about it before they buy it. I think we should have been doing this a long time ago, I think it's great," says Adam Waters, a liquor market representative.

Under the pilot program, stores are limited to one test per week. The store in West Richland will be offering samples on Saturday from 4 to 6 PM.