Wine sales in Tennessee grocery stores closer to becoming reality

POSTED: 5:53 PM Sep 26 2013
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The state of Tennessee may be closer to being able to sell wine in grocery stores.

Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey tells us he believes the law will pass in the house this time. He says they've been working closely with the legislators that had questions about the changes before and he believes the problems have been fixed.

Ramsey says they are also working on a compromise that will give liquor stores more products they will be able to sell, like mixers. "Loosen up those laws. We have some archaic laws in Tennessee, to say the least, and allowing them to sell more and then wine being sold in grocery stores is a win-win for everybody," adds Ramsey.

Ramsey says current law doesn't allow grocery stores to sell anything stronger than beer and package stores aren't allowed to sell anything but alcohol and lottery tickets.