The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, the nationwide trade association of liquor producers, is urging that Tennessee's wine-in-grocery-stores legislation - up for a crucial committee vote tomorrow - be revised to allow liquor stores to sell on Sundays
"In its 14th year, it's the most successful charity wine auction in the world, with the proceeds going to under-privileged and at-risk children in Collier County, Fla. Since 2001, the festival has raised over $110 million"
After years of bitter legislative fights over efforts to allow Tennessee grocery stores to sell wine, groups representing liquor stores and supermarkets are nearing an agreement that would give the measure its best ever chances of becoming law.
Kentucky's post-Prohibition era ban on wine and liquor at grocery stores is constitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, saying the state has every right to restrict the sales, "just as a parent can reduce a child's access to liquor."
After listening to staffers and assurances from owners they would be good neighbors, board member John Scharch said he was satisfied this would bring jobs, be an asset to the community and not be as detrimental as some believe.
Confucius said "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." A Virginia woman took those words of wisdom to heart. She gave up a job with full benefits to start her own business and pursue her twin passions: wine and horses.
That bill, S.B. 169, was introduced with language that would have limited special events at wineries to 12 per year, although steps were already being taken to amend that shortly after the session opened Wednesday morning.