Cheers! Lawmakers Give Package Stores the Ability to Hold Larger Wine Tastings

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The state Senate on Wednesday gave final legislative to a bill that would permit package stores to open more bottles of beer, wine and liquor during tastings.

House Bill 6212, approved by consent in the state Senate, increases the amount of alcohol the store can open, from four bottles to 10.

Patrons who attend the tastings are still limited to one-ounce of liquor, but supporters say the bill will allow package stores to accommodate more people at tastings.

Sen. Kevin Witkos, R-Canton, called the bill \”pro-business.\”

It has already cleared the state House of Representatives and is awaiting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy\’s signature.


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4 thoughts on “Cheers! Lawmakers Give Package Stores the Ability to Hold Larger Wine Tastings

  1. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

    Another watershed moment for one party rule in Hartford. Instead of concentrating on our structural $1B budget deficit, the village idiots have instead decided to concentrate on such pressing matters as the number of bottles of wine may be opened in a liquor store.

    Well done Democrats!

      1. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

        Another stinging rebuke from Billy the mental defective.

  2. Steve (CT)

    Who are the legislators protecting by micromanaging every aspect of business conducts. The state needs to stop controlling them & their minimum pricing so they can eliminate the state workers that maintain these databases. This will save CT taxpayer dollars both in the costs of products & state tax dollars spent on employees.

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