January 31st , 2013 9:57 am 3 Comments

Supermarket wine proposal to be unveiled Thursday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters of a bill to allow supermarkets and convenience stores to sell wine are scheduled to unveil the details of their legislative proposal on Thursday.

State Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro and fellow Republican Rep. Jon Lundberg of Bristol are the main sponsors of the measure that would end the exclusive right of liquor stores to sell wine in Tennessee.

The measure is expected to seek to put the option of whether to allow wider wine sales to the voters in local cities and counties. The Republican House and Senate speakers support the change.

But opponents argue that the change would unfairly disrupt the existing business rules that liquor store owners invested under, and that the measure would make higher-alcohol drinks more widely available to minors

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3 Responses to Supermarket wine proposal to be unveiled Thursday

  1. givemeshelter says:

    Sell wine in grocery stores! You still need an id to buy it, and the grocery stores now sell beer, which also needs id. the laws in this state are beyond stupid.

    • Wolfman59 says:

      Why do our elected officials want to keep Tennessee in the dark ages? Come on and join the rest of the civilized world and allow wine sales in grocery stores. The liquor store owners won’t go broke and our legislators can do without the “campaign contributions”. After all they are already rich!

  2. George says:

    Tenn is not in the dark ages. Check Colorado laws. Only 3.2 beer in grocery stores, no wine or liquor in grocery stores because of the hold the micro brewers have on that state. New Mexico and California are great, you can buy a loaf of bread and bottle of Grey Goose at the same time. Awesome.

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