It’s that time again

We are officially entering the second — and most crucial — year of our campaign to allow wine sales in retail food stores. We need your support more than ever.

You can do two things right now that will increase our chances of success dramatically:

  1. Contact your elected officials. Go to the General Assembly website and use the “Find My Legislator” form if you don’t know who they are. Everybody has one Senator and one Representative, so you have two phone calls/e-mails at the most. Tell them you want them to “support wine in grocery stores.”
  2. Refer your friends. Forward them this email or go to our new refer-a-friend application on our website. We have nearly 4,000 members. Our goal is to increase membership to at least 5,000 during the next month.

You can make a huge difference in our odds of succeeding this year.

If you want to do more, Red White and Food has added a number of new ways you can participate in the campaign.

  • Join our Facebook group, participate in Facebook Day, and spark a conversation about wine in retail food stores
  • Follow us on Twitter and join the conversation
  • Write about Red White and Food on your blog

Our new website is also live. Check it out.

We have much more planned this year. If you haven’t already, make sure to join Red White and Food and show your support.

Thanks to everyone for their support.

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2 Responses to “It’s that time again”

  1. Andrew Hite Says:

    I have a question. While the idea of accessibility of wine in grocery stores is extremely appealing, has anyone realized that every single beverage/package store is locally owned? This means that you could pick up a box of mac ‘n’ cheese and a bottle of Sutter Home; but that would be one step closer to pushing money out of the community and into the corporate model. Then the whole money thing is de-mystified. You would actually be removing money from the local community, thus bringing yourself down. No one person can own more than one liquor store in Tennessee. How many people would you be putting out of a job just so you could buy a $5 bottle of wine for $4.49? Is it really worth it (to the community) to save fifty cents? Do you want to really see a recession in middle TN? Try to pass that law. When the economy tanks, don’t cry.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    That’s Not True –

    There is no reason an out of state grocery company would price a wine lower if it already is selling. Downward price pressure comes from low sales, not high sales.

    Prices would not be lower overall (especially when local owners are forced out of business) but would appear lower during opening sales, or like Walmart, buying a brand and selling it at half of the old price. The wine doesn’t have to be the same, just the label.

    Take your iPhone to your favorite wine store- and call a grocery store in California. Ask them the prices of you favorite wines and compare. You’re in for a pleasant suprise.

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