Gov. Haslam has signed into law legislation to allow supermarket wine sales in Tennessee. The legislation passed after years of debate. It requires voters to first approve supermarket wine sales in a referendum. Even after that, the earliest wine could be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores would be in the summer of 2016.
The measure also allows liquor stores to begin selling items other than booze. Haslam remained neutral on the issue while it was before lawmakers, but had pledged not to block its enactment once it passed.