Wine In Grocery Stores Again?

Jul 26, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WHTK-AM Rochester

Proposal has already been rejected by the state legislature, but Governor Paterson asks lawmakers to reconsider.

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Mary

Trumansburg, NY

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Jul 28, 2010
 

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Wine sales in NY food stores will let people who choose to drink wine off-set other 'across the board' taxes so itís a plus for all taxpayers whether they drink wine or not. Millions of adults in NYS would like to enjoy a healthy glass of wine with a meal but will not take the time to go to a separate store for an occasional bottle of wine but they will buy a bottle when they buy their food - as shown in every other state where wine is also available in food stores.

It will help NY wineries reach consumers in cities and towns because there aren't enough shelves in liquor stores to offer 1/10 of the wines produced in NY. It will open up competition and that improves quality of a product.

No liquor store will close because wine can also be sold in food stores. It will help liquor stores by letting supermarkets sell the cheap imports freeing up shelf space so liquor stores can offer new wines from all over the world as well as sell other (high mark-up) products such as artisan cheeses from NYS and THAT will help our dairy industry. And liquor stores will still be the sole purveyor of brandies and spirits.

The mark-up of wine will help small, mom-and-pop grocers stay competitive with the large food stores.
Genny

Webster, NY

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Sep 22, 2010
 
Having lived in FL & TX I find it crazy that you can't pick up a bottle of wine while shopping for groceries.

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