About The Issue

As grocery retailers and their customers work to recover from the pandemic, we believe the time has come for Connecticut to remove existing barriers to the sale of wine in grocery stores and enable food retailers to create more jobs, help consumers reduce their daily travel needs, and provide new sources of revenues for the state’s budget. Today the vast majority of U.S. states—36 states and the District of Columbia—permit the sale of wine in grocery stores.

For today’s time-starved shoppers, the sale of wine exclusively through package stores no longer makes sense.  Connecticut residents should be able to buy wine where they buy their food instead of having to make a separate trip somewhere else.

That’s why we’re inviting you to join our campaign to allow the sale of wine in Connecticut grocery stores.

Key Facts

  • 72% of CT residents approve the sale of wine in grocery stores
  • 36 states and the District of Columbia allow the sale of wine in grocery stores
  • The sale of wine in grocery stores would generate 196 net new direct jobs
  • According to a 2016 economic impact report, the sale of wine in grocery stores will result in an additional $11.7 million in new tax revenue
  • CT has a minimum bottle pricing law that will continue to protect the state’s package stores
  • Allowing grocery stores to sell wine returns it to its traditional role as part of a meal, encouraging health consumption & increasing consumer choice

Connecticut Resident

Hear what Connecticut

residents have to say.  Watch the video.

@CTWineNow

Take Action