1,500 members

Another 500 Tennesseans have joined the Red White and Food campaign since last Saturday. Our total membership is more than 1,500.

Comments coming for legislators and Capitol Hill prove that our members are having an impact on the debate.

The Red White and Food team is working double time to take advantage of this great momentum and do everything we can to make wine sales in retail food stores a reality.

Thanks for your support. Keep it up.

A toast to success!

P.S. In case you are wondering if this is really a statewide issue, here’s a list of the cities where our members live.

Allons, Antioch, Arlington, Arlington , Ashland City, Bartlett, Baxter, Bell Buckle, Bon Aqua, Brentwood, Brownsville, Brush Creek, Burns, Camden, Carthage, Cedar Hill, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Clarksville, College Grove, Collierville, Columbia, Cookeville, Cordova, Cornersville, Corryton, Crossville, Dandridge, Dickson, Dixon Springs, Dresden, Dyersburg, Eads, Fairview, Fayetteville, Franklin, Gallatin, Germantown, Goodlettsville, Greenbrier, Harriman, Hartsville, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Hixson, Hohenwald, Jackson, Jefferson City, Joelton, Kenton, Kingsport, Kingston, Kingston Springs, Knoxville, La Vergne, Lafayette, Lavergne, Lebanon, Lexington, Livingston, Loretto, Lynchburg, Madison, Manchester, Maryville, Mascot, McMinnville, Memphis, Millington, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Nolensville, Old Hickory, Paris, Pegram, Pleasant View, Portland, Pulaski, Rentwood, Ridgetop, Rock Island, Rockford, Rugby, Sevierville, Sharon, Shelbyville, Smithville, Smyrna, South Fulton, Sparta, Spring Hill, Springfield, Surgoinsville, Tazewell, Thompsons Station, Tullahoma, Union City, Vonore, Watertown, Waverly, Westmoreland, White Bluff, White House, Whites Creek, Williamsport, Williston, and Winchester

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2 Responses to “1,500 members”

  1. yn lvr Says:

    Cook the Goose!!!

  2. Robert Says:

    yn lvr,

    Let’s keep to the issues. Tom Hensley, “The Golden Goose”, is a well-respected lobbyist on Capital Hill. He lobby’s also for other large organizations and has been around for a very long time. Personal attacks on him are not in good taste.

    My view is that this is a much larger issue than convenience and price for consumers. It sounds like a good idea until you look at the consequences.
    First of all wine would by much more available to everyone including teenagers. You would be lured into the store with lost leader wine sales in hopes of other food sales to you. Therefore you spend more money that if you had just gone to the liquor store to get a bottle of wine. Try going to Sam’s Club to buy only one thing and you end up with hopefully less than $100 worth of merchandise. As a result, you have less wine choice, your local wine store misses sales, they have to buy less inventory to compensate and things actually get worse for you. Eventually you will have liquor in grocery stores and the same will happen with finally locally owned stores going out of business. At this point the groceries and especially Wal-Mart and Sam’s can control prices and suppliers and again you lose. They may decide that they don’t want to do business with one of the wineries or distilleries and then you won’t see those products in the store again. So you end up buying what they want to sell you at the price that they control.

    I hope I didn’t bore you but I just want you to understand that there of lots of consequences to this issue that are lurking in the shadows. Cheers.

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