Wine in grocery stores vote - | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Wine in grocery stores vote

Posted: Updated:
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - 78 municipalities collected enough signatures to place a referendum for supermarket wine sales on the ballot.

Wine is only sold in liquor stores right now, but that could soon change in some places. 

People are voting today on whether they want the opportunity to buy wine where they buy their food.

Tennessee voters in several dozen communities will decide whether supermarkets will be able to sell wine.

Currently, wine can only be sold in liquor stores, but a state law that passed this year will allow it to be sold by grocery and convenience stores starting in July 2016, if citizens vote to approve the change.  

Only communities that currently allow package stores or liquor by the drink are eligible to hold votes as long at least 10 percent of voters in the community signed petitions.  

For DECISION 2014: Complete Election Results click here
Powered by Frankly