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Tennessee expects wine in grocery stores by July 2016

NASHVILLE— Tennessee regulators expect 270 stores across the state to be among the first wave of supermarkets to sell wine under a new state law going into effect in July 2016. Keith Bell, the director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission, told lawmakers on Monday, March 2 that those first ...

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New bill proposed to allow wine in grocery stores sooner

Wine may reach local grocery stores by this summer, a year sooner than the originally planned summer of 2016. Rep. Bo Mitchell has proposed a bill that would change the current law to allow wine to be sold in grocery stores starting this July rather than next. Last spring, Gov. ...

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Wine may be delayed from grocery shelves

» By Phillip Swanson Staff Writer On Thursday, Jan. 30, the Tennessee Senate voted to approve a bill that would allow grocery and convenience stores to stock shelves with wine. The subject had been debated for nearly a decade as it was frequently stalled by liquor and package store owners, ...

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