My wife and her friends were disappointed when they visited Springfield’s Old Capitol Art Fair in mid-May.
There was not Wine Garden.
I don’t know when the first one was held, but I found a photo of the event from 2009.
I surmised that the subsidy for the Illinois Wine Growers Association was cut by Govenror Bruce Rauner.
The wine tasting event cost $10 a person, but I’m guessing that there was a state subsidy as well.
I remember voting against a $500,000 annual subsidy for the industry in the 1990’s.