Calvert County Commissioner Mike Hart (R) and his other half, Carolyn, owners of Patuxent White wine and Spirits, went before the county alcohol board Monday to request an additional license. The Harts got a Class D on sale license for beer, wine and liquor.As Carolyn
Hart explained to the board, the purpose of the request would permit wine to be consumed on the properties as part of red wine tasting occasions the store plans to host.
“We take pride in what we sell,” stated Hart, who added that lots of store clients want to learn about the products sold there. To help them the store will be hosting classes.The “classroom “will remain in a storefront in Lusby Hills Shopping mall surrounding to Patuxent Red wine and Spirits.
“The area appeared,” said Hart, including that there is a door linking the two systems. The Harts’ plan is to have the now-vacant unit converted into a location with a bar and some seating. There is a possibility that some additional outdoor seating will be available.While the Harts’bundle shop will preserve its current hours, the included endeavor will have restricted hours Wednesdays through Saturdays.”It would be a place we could host our red wine classes, “Hart stated.”Numerous people are interested in wine. “The Harts wish to have the new venue open by summer season.
“This is not a bar,”she said.Another aspect of the couples’strategy
is to serve light fare food to the class enrollees.Carolyn Hart told the board she has a Napa Valley Wine certification.Liquor board chairman Robert Arscott asked Hart
if he were to be a trainee in this class,”How many glasses of red wine am I going
to get? “Hart said each student would get only 4 small samples.Liquor board lawyer David Weigel suggested that the Harts develop”a line of separation”
for any outside location seating so that nobody takes in red wine off the premises.The board gave
the Harts’request for a Class D license.