New York State’s budget is in the proverbial toilet and we’re all going to be broke? Well, there’s always a silver lining, and it usually involves wine. The state legislature is revisiting the law that would potentially allow grocery stores to sell wine. This time, the supporters of the law are pointing out its potential to raise revenue. Check it out:
The state says it could net $300 million in licensing fees to grocery stores looking to sell wine.
The plan is still not gaining support with smaller wine shops, who claim that the increased competition from the supermarkets will drive down their sales. As always, we say hooey. More spots to get wine can only be a good thing, especially because more vino will help us cope with the fact that the state’s budget is such a disaster that they have to let wine into supermarkets.