I see the perfect spot on that empty shelf for my favorite bottle of vino.
I still have trouble fathoming that in the state of Tennessee it is illegal to sell a bottle of wine in a grocery store.
How big a travesty is that?
I see it as a one-stop shopping opportunity. You know the old line “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou” from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam as translated by Edward FitzGerald.
Tennessee has some of the most stringent legislation about checking IDs for alcohol purchases in the nation, so how could it be any more tough on the grocery clerk to ask for a driver’s license from someone trying to purchase a bottle of merlot than for a keg of Natural Light?
And yes, it is legal to sell and purchase not just six packs and cases but KEGS of beer at a grocery. I’m sure anyone buying a keg of such a quality beer isn’t about to abuse themselves by imbibing in too much.
So on this day dedicated to blogging about bringing wine to Tennessee’s groceries, let’s lift a toast to Red White and Food which is working against liquor lobbyists and bring that “jug of wine” to a grocery shelf near me.
And let’s adopt and adapt Julius Caesar’s famous line to aid our cause while we’re at it.
Instead of “Veni, vidi, vici,” let’s go with “Veni, vidi, vici, vino!”