Tag Archives: Grocery store

• The Weirdest Alcohol Laws In California

The Weirdest Alcohol Laws In California

As anyone who’s lived in other parts of the country will tell you, California’s practically heaven when it comes to alcohol. It’s everywhere! In mini marts, in grocery stores and sold at nearly all hours, plus Sundays. When it comes to the debaucherous West, that freewheeling stereotype holds up. We may not have drive-through daiquiri […]

• Supermarket Wine: It’s Come a Long Way, Baby

Supermarket Wine: It’s Come a Long Way, Baby

SIBLINGS COMMONLY hold differing views, and my sister Arian and I are no exception to this particular rule. But we are probably furthest apart when it comes to the way we shop for wine. While I buy mainly from small- and medium-size wine merchants in New York and New Jersey, Arian, a resident of suburban […]

• Kroger to carry wine-cola in a can. Huh?

Kroger to carry wine-cola in a can. Huh?

Wine with cola in the same drink? Chardonnay mixed with vanilla? It’s coming soon to a Harris Teeter near you. Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., which entered the Washington region when it agreed to purchase Harris Teeter in 2013, has signed a deal with Sonoma County, California-based Truett-Hurst Inc. to exclusively sell its ready-to-drink craft wine beverages. […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” but this time it’s a supermarket!

“a woman walks into a bar…” but this time it’s a supermarket!

You know the old adage about how “a celebrity would go to the opening of an envelope”? Well, it wasn’t quite an envelope but I was invited to the pre-opening of the Sherman Oaks Ralphs supermarket. And there was a pretty good incentive as Ralphs selected several Bloggers, including me, to create posts about the […]

• Drinking With Your Eyes: How Wine Labels Trick Us Into Buying

Drinking With Your Eyes: How Wine Labels Trick Us Into Buying

We’re all guilty of it. Even if we don’t want to admit it, we’ve all been suckered into grabbing a bottle of wine off the grocery store shelf just because of what’s on the label. Seriously, who can resist the “see no evil” monkeys on a bottle of ? But the tricks that get us […]

• Chicago Liquor License Would Prohibit Selling Crappy Beer

Chicago Liquor License Would Prohibit Selling Crappy Beer

This is what every liquor license would look like if beer snobs ran the world. The Garden Gourmet, a grocery store in Chicago’s East Village, may be granted a liquor license that allows them to sell only craft beer and higher-end wine.  No booze, no malt liquor, no fortified wines, no Budweiser.  In other words, […]

• Judge rules Kentucky liquor sales law flawed

Judge rules Kentucky liquor sales law flawed

Kentucky’s seven-decade old ban on grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers selling wine and liquor is unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II ordered that the ban may remain in place for the time being […]

• Voters kick Washington state out of liquor business

Voters kick Washington state out of liquor business

Next June, consumers in Washington state will be able to buy hard liquor at grocery and warehouse stores, including Costco. Beginning June 1, grocery stores in Washington will begin selling liquor. That’s the result of a $22.7 million voter campaign that Costco Wholesale led to kick the state out of the liquor business and allow […]

• California State Assembly bill would halt self-checkout alcohol sales

California State Assembly bill would halt self-checkout alcohol sales

A state lawmaker hopes to curb the sale of alcohol to minors by targeting self-serve scanning stands at supermarkets and preventing people from cheating the system. The grocery industry says its customers love the self-serve checkout service, and there’s no evidence the new technology helps kids buy alcohol. A growing movement says it does. More […]

• Tennessee: You may soon be able to buy wine in a grocery store

Tennessee: You may soon be able to buy wine in a grocery store

New bill has backing of legislative leaders. A long bottled-up effort to loosen restrictions on wine sales is getting a new push this year, raising the possibility that Tennesseans will be able to buy a bottle of chardonnay at their local supermarket by this summer. State lawmakers, including some longtime opponents, say support is building […]

• Seattle: Inside the liquor battle – who'd win, who wouldn't

Seattle: Inside the liquor battle – who'd win, who wouldn't

Thousands of small players including wineries, breweries and liquor-store managers fear for their livelihoods if Initiative 1100 passes. At the same time, others welcome a more open market, and restaurants and bars support a measure they say would mean more variety and lower prices. What worries Caleb Foster about Initiative 1100 is not that it […]