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Do you think wine should be sold in grocery stores?

A state legislator says he intends to renew an effort to permit the sale of wine in grocery stores.

Two bills to permit wine sales in grocery stores died last year in committee without a vote, but yesterday State Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) said he'll renew efforts in January to pass the legislation.

Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea? Tell 6 News what you think in our poll question and in the comment section below.


Yes
82% (159 votes)
No
18% (34 votes)
Total votes: 193

wine in grocery stores

I do not think wine in grocery stores is s good idea. I love going to the liquor store because they can help me pick the right wine with what I'm buying it for. You get a personal touch in the liquor stores that you wouldn't get in a grocery store.

wine in grocery stores

I do not think wine in grocery stores is s good idea. I love going to the liquor store because they can help me pick the right wine with what I'm buying it for. You get a personal touch in the liquor stores that you wouldn't get in a grocery store.

WINE IN GROCERY STORES

HEY, THE UNITED STATES ECONOMY IS TANKING, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEIR PINK SLIPS DAILY. IF WINE IS ALLOWED IN ANY STORE THAT SELLS ANY TYPE OF FOOD, A CAN OF BEANS WILL SUFFICE, LIQUOR/WINE STORES WILL SLOWLY GO OUT OF BUSINESS. WITH POLITICS, FIRST IT'S WINE, THEN LIQUOR SOON TO FOLLOW. LIQUOR STORES ONLY SELL TWO THINGS, LIQUOR AND WINE AND WINE SALES ARE MORE THAN HALF WHAT LIQUOR SALES ARE. SO IN THESE EXTREMELY HARD ECONOMIC TIMES, DON'T YOU THINK IT'S FOOLISH TO PUT THOUSANDS OF MORE PEOPLE OUT OF WORK...YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CURRENTLY WORKING IN LIQUOR/WINE STORES AND THE OWNERS OF THESE STORES. THE TIMING COULDN'T BE WORSE AND FOR OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO EVEN CONSIDER THIS BILL JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. WAL-MARTS, COSTCO'S, ETC., ETC., HAVE DONE JUST FINE WITHOUT WINE...AND THEIR PROFITS FROM WINE SALES WILL NOT GO TO TENNESSEE...IT WILL GO TO THEIR HOME OFFICE STATE. THE ONLY FIGURES POLITICIANS CAN TALK ABOUT ARE "PROJECTED" OR MADE UP. THE LAST STATE TO PASS THIS TYPE OF LAW WAS IOWA 23 YEARS AGO AND THE STATE LOST MONEY..THAT IS A FACT. AS FOR CONVENIENCE..WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW..CONVENIENCE OR A PERSON'S JOB?? THIS IS NO JOKE. AND FOR OUR POLITICIANS TO SAY LIQUOR STORES CAN MAKE UP THE WINE SALE LOSS BY SELLING BEER AND CHIPS, ETC....IT WOULD COST ME A FORTUNE TO COMPLETELY REFURBISH MY LITTLE STORE AND BEER AND CHIPS WON'T COVER WINE SALE LOSSES. I JUST WISH CONSUMERS AND OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WOULD TAKE TIME TO RECONSIDER THE RAMIFICATIONS OF PASSING THIS BILL...MORE PEOPLE IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE!! AND WHO KNOWS WHEN THIS DEPRESSION-NOT RECESSION-WILL END? THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ MY COMMENTS. PS: THE WINE "COOLERS" SOLD IN GROCERY STORES ARE MADE FROM BEER..F.Y.I.

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Why don't you post that question Channel 6? Afraid?

yes wine should be easier to accessible in East TN

I moved to Sevierville TN in '07 and was shocked that no wine was in Grocery stores I find it ridicoulus I have to drive 30 + minutes to a liqour store that doen't even have a good variety of wines,
Not everyone is a beer drinker some of us like wine with dinner. I tried apple wine one day in Gatlinburg eew that is not wine, before I moved here wine was readily available in Target stores walmarts(etc) some stores have 1 or more aisles just for wine, it's time for Tennessee to wake up and enter the 21st century -

Each county has its own rules.

Last I checked Target and Walmart were not Tennessee owned. They like to leave big, empty buildings around and employ the local population at $8.12 an hour with no health insurance.
Read the papers about our recession, soon to be a depression. This IS the 21st century.

wine sales

wine should be sold in grocery stores because of the convenience of not having to schlep to another store to get a bottle of wine.

wine, coolers, and, beer, oh my!

Sheila is right. When I used to drink and smoke, I was always, without exception, carded for beer purchased in grocery stores and convenience marts, cigarettes purchased in both places, but only about 5% of the time for liquor purchased in the liquor stores.

Another point is, kids are kids - they will find ways to get substances that they want to experiment with and that's all there is to it. Crack down on the adults buying them their party favors, but for the rest of us who enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, it is just an inconvenience, and a temptation for people like me who used to drink a lot, to have to go to the liquor store. As I will show restraint with wine, my past performance has not shown me to be so restraint-oriented with liquor. So, it makes me feel 'bad', like a mischievous, sinful person to go to a liquor store, when all I wanted was to pick up some table wine for dinner.

One step closer to TRADER JOE's!

Absolutely wine in grocery stores!!
That would allow TRADER JOE'S (the best grocery store in the nation) to be located in Knoxville.

Nashville

I never thought Trader Joes would come to Tennessee either without wine sales, but a store just opened in the Green Hills area of Nashville. Alas, they can't sell Two Buck Chuck.

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