wine http://wkms.org en TN Lawmakers Inching Closer to 'Wine in Grocery Stores' Deal http://wkms.org/post/tn-lawmakers-inching-closer-wine-grocery-stores-deal <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">A deal to let Tennessee grocery stores sell wine inched forward Wednesday in a state House subcommittee.&nbsp; One of the last details to hash out is just how big such a store would have to be.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:36:07 +0000 Daniel Potter Nashville Public Radio 38507 at http://wkms.org TN Lawmakers Inching Closer to 'Wine in Grocery Stores' Deal Lawmakers May Not Fight Court Ruling on Liquor Ban in Grocery Stores http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-may-not-fight-court-ruling-liquor-ban-grocery-stores <p></p><p>Kentucky lawmakers may seek a legislative solution to the dispute over whether grocery and convenience stores should be allowed to sell liquor and wine.</p><p>The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court’s ruling that allowed wine and liquor to be sold in grocery stores and gas stations across the commonwealth. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:05:18 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38063 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers May Not Fight Court Ruling on Liquor Ban in Grocery Stores Tennessee Wine in Grocery Store Bill to Get Second Chance http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-wine-grocery-store-bill-get-second-chance <p></p><p>Legislation to allow wine to be sold in Tennessee supermarkets and convenience stores isn’t quite dead yet.</p><p>A tie vote in the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning initially indicated that bill had failed for the year. But a spokesman confirmed later in the day that Democratic Sen. Douglas Henry, who abstained on that vote now wants to vote in favor of the measure after receiving assurances that it would no longer include a provision allowing Sunday liquor sales. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:57:50 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30090 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Wine in Grocery Store Bill to Get Second Chance GOP Leaders Warn Against Wine-in-Supermarket Revival http://wkms.org/post/gop-leaders-warn-against-wine-supermarket-revival <p></p><p></p><p>Supporters of allowing wine to be sold in grocery stores are holding out hope that it could still happen this year. But leaders of the Tennessee House say don’t hold your breath.</p><p>A deal on wine in supermarkets is still working its way through the state Senate, but the House has been silent since a narrow committee vote killed the bill two weeks ago. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:59:44 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 29886 at http://wkms.org GOP Leaders Warn Against Wine-in-Supermarket Revival Harwell Breaks Tie to Save Wine in Tennessee Grocery Stores http://wkms.org/post/harwell-breaks-tie-save-wine-tennessee-grocery-stores <p></p><p>House Speaker Beth Harwell single-handedly kept an effort alive that would allow grocery stores to begin selling wine. In a rare move, today she broke a tie in a legislative subcommittee.&nbsp;</p><p>The speaker can vote on any of the committees. And for the first time this year, Harwell chose to do so. She says it’s time to find a compromise that would still be agreeable to the state’s 600 liquor stores, which are the only places wine can be sold now.</p><p><em>“We don’t want to hurt those liquor stores, and we want to do everything we can to make this as palatable to them as possible," she said. "This brings everyone to the table to discuss it.”</em></p><p>In the Senate, Speaker Ron Ramsey has played a critical role in moving the wine-in-supermarkets legislation, admitting he structured one committee with the bill in mind. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:27:56 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 28966 at http://wkms.org Harwell Breaks Tie to Save Wine in Tennessee Grocery Stores Wine in Supermarkets Debate Turns Biblical http://wkms.org/post/wine-supermarkets-debate-turns-biblical <p></p><p>The leader of the largest Christian denomination in the state begged state lawmakers not to expand what kinds of stores can sell wine. Until now, this year’s debate over wine in grocery stores has been about economics and fairness, not morality.</p><p>The legislation would ultimately leave it up to each city to vote on whether to allow wine in supermarkets. It’s similar to the way towns can vote on sales of liquor by the drink, and Randy Davis of the Tennessee Baptist Convention says such policies involving alcohol divide families.</p><p><em>“It gets bad in these towns over these kinds of issues,” he said.</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:32:12 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 28542 at http://wkms.org Wine in Supermarkets Debate Turns Biblical Bill Blocking Groceries from Selling Wine and Liquor Advances to House Floor http://wkms.org/post/bill-blocking-groceries-selling-wine-and-liquor-advances-house-floor <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">A bill that would effectively block grocery stores from selling wine and liquor—and&nbsp;ban wine and liquor sales in new pharmacies—was approved today in a state House committee.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Under the legislation, grocery stores could still sell alcohol from an adjoined structure with a separate entrance.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Current law does not allow people younger than 21 to enter a place which sells wine and package liquor, which has prevented sales in grocery stores in the past. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:32:33 +0000 Rae Hodge 28106 at http://wkms.org Bill Blocking Groceries from Selling Wine and Liquor Advances to House Floor Spirits Sellers to Legislators: Don't Wait for Appeals Ruling For New Liquor Law http://wkms.org/post/spirits-sellers-legislators-dont-wait-appeals-ruling-new-liquor-law <p></p><p>If a federal judge's ruling goes into effect, businesses that sell liquor in Kentucky may see increased competition — and those businesses are encouraging legislators to act before an appeals &nbsp;decision comes down.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:54:44 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 26759 at http://wkms.org Spirits Sellers to Legislators: Don't Wait for Appeals Ruling For New Liquor Law Wine Might Come to TN Groceries http://wkms.org/post/wine-might-come-tn-groceries <p></p><p>The top two Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly say they support allowing the sale of wine in supermarkets. With the influx of new GOP lawmakers comes the opportunity to reshape key committees where efforts to allow wine sales have long been corked up by opponents.&nbsp; Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:20:10 +0000 The Associated Press 25192 at http://wkms.org Wine Might Come to TN Groceries morning cram [Sudanese cattle-rustlin' edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-sudanese-cattle-rustlin-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>In South Sudan, a man's worth is measured by <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/16/158776225/in-south-sudan-cows-are-cash-and-source-of-friction">bovine wealth</a>, and ever-increasing dowries are paid in cows. Cattle-rustling is an age-old problem. But recently, these raids have become markedly more violent, and the new nation is having difficulty stopping them.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:45:36 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20855 at http://wkms.org morning cram [Sudanese cattle-rustlin' edition]