A week after sharing her opinion about Nashville’s archaic beer laws, Tennessean columnist Gail Kerr continued to wade through the sludge of Tennessee’s unfair alcohol regulations. On Dec. 26, Kerr took a look at an issue that has garnered the support of more than 26,000 Tennesseans over the past few years: wine sales in retail food stores.
Red White and Food member (and new mom) Meredith Hunter spoke with Kerr on the issue saying:
“It’s a hassle to get in the car and drive to another location. It wastes time and gas and adds extra stress to everyday errands. The prospect of multiple stops is now more of a problem for me because I have a newborn. Going to the store for essentials has turned into a production, so these days, I critically evaluate whether an extra stop is really worth it. The liquor lobby has been loudly and insistently making their desires known for decades, and I’m sick of our legislators only listening to one agenda.”
Thank you, Meredith, for voicing an opinion that reflects the sentiment of thousands of your fellow Tennesseans. Here’s to hoping our elected officials pay attention to their constituents this session – cheers!
Read Gail Kerr’s full column here.