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Wine in the store: Yes or no?Posted Monday, March 16, 2009, at 2:54 PM
Tennessee lawmakers are discussing whether to allow wine sales in grocery stores.
Walk down the beer aisle at any market and ask yourself if adding wine to the mix is really going to make any difference.
The whole issue revolves around the state's wholesale distributors, which follow state laws that ban beer from liquor stores and wine from grocery stores.
Some may argue easier distribution of wine will increase problem drinking. Realistically, alcohol -- and the type of drinks more likely to cause binge drinking -- are already all over the place.
Could it be that some state lawmakers are just protecting a group of manufacturers and wholesalers that pump massive amounts of dollars into political campaigns?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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