42 states and D.C. allow the sale of wine in grocery stores. Consumers want it. The economy needs it!
For today’s time-starved shoppers, the sale of wine exclusively through package stores no longer makes sense. Connecticut residents should be able to buy wine where they buy their food instead of having to make a separate trip somewhere else.
As grocery retailers and their customers work to recover from the pandemic, we believe the time has come for Connecticut to remove existing barriers to the sale of wine in grocery stores and enable food retailers to create more jobs, help consumers reduce their daily travel needs, and provide new sources of revenues for the state’s budget. Today the vast majority of U.S. states—42 states and the District of Columbia—permit the sale of wine in grocery stores.