Finally (and minimally), we Maryland taxpayers love us some local vineyards. So much so that wine makers in our state can write off on their income taxes 25 percent of everything they spend on "qualified capital expenditures" for making wine. That's right! Take an extra 25 percent off all bins, barrels, filters, harvesters, mowers, hoses, irrigation equipment, labelers, vats, tools, tanks-even wire and soil! Say you're going to need 60 barrels, and they cost $150 each. Taxpayers will spot you $37.50 for each barrel, times 60, or $2,250. Your final cost: $6,750.