Tennessee is one step closer to permitting the sale of wine in grocery stores after Tennessee Senate voted 23-8 Thursday morning to approve a bill that would let grocery stores, big-box retailers and convenience stores sell wine.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, the Sustainable Appalachian Viticulture Institute, the French Broad Vignerons, and the Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard will host the 4th Annual Grape Growers Conference at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office in Marshall NC.
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"