Joe Petro has been the proprietor of “Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits” since 2004. In 2018, he opened his companion venture, “Snifter’s Bistro,” in the adjacent retail space. Both establishments are built on Joe’s customer focused philosophy: provide an alluringly uncommon experience. Joe’s loyal customers often seek a unique beverage ‘adventure’ satisfied by concierge-like service that’s the soul of his business. During the past year, Snifter’s has become a gathering place for fine wines, craft beers, and small plate dining. Joe has been an active member of Comptroller Peter Franchot’s commission to reform Maryland’s restrictive beer and spirits laws. Early in his career as a CPA, Mr. Petro was Controller at Easton Utilities and Celeste Industries. His lengthy list of contributions to our community include treasurer for non-profit Kidworks Learning Center and President of Talbot Humane Society.