The movement to allow the sale of wine in Tennessee retail food stores (grocery stores!) has been gaining momentum.
Red White and Food is a campaign to change the laws that currently prohibit the sale of wine in grocery stores or retail food stores. Thirty three states in the US allow the sale of wine in retail food stores.
How strange is it that in California you can buy a gallon of vodka or whiskey at the grocery store, but here in Tennessee you can’t buy a bottle of wine at Publix? Many people who relocated from California to live and work in Cool Springs were shocked when they discovered you could not pick up a bottle of wine at Publix.
Six states bordering Tennessee allow the sale of wine in grocery stores.
The resistance against allowing wine in retail food stores seems to be mostly from the liquor and spirit store owners, the only place where wine is allowed to be sold in Tennessee.
We’re still trying to figure out what is wrong with selling wine in grocery stores, when during the summer, gas stations in Cool Springs have coolers of 22oz cans of beer available for individual sale by the register. It doesn’t add up.
Do you feel wine should be sold in retail food stores?