Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No Wine Sold Before 10am?

After Breakfast Sunday, we headed to Trader Joes, and found the store wonderfully un-crowded, devoid of small children meandering with their 'cute' little carts, smooth and efficient to get through the small aisles. We'd never been to the grocery store at 9am on a Sunday before, but being in the neighborhood, we thought it was a good idea.

I loaded up a dozen inexpensive French, Italian, German, and Spanish wine bottles in 2 canvas carriers, and we headed for the check out line at 9:40am. The clerk promptly said "I can't sell you this wine until after 10am". Well, we had dairy and refrigerated veggies, hummus, and other perishables in our cart that I did not want to just "warm" for the next 20 minutes, so I took the dozen bottles back to the wine aisle and re-shelved each one, disgruntled.

I always try to buy my liquor on Sundays, having lived in both IN and SC that were dry states on Sundays, I believe it is important to "vote with my wallet". next time I know, in AZ, to not try and buy any alcohol until after 10am on Sunday.


  1. Start lobbying state reps to get that changed to 09:55 on Sundays.

  2. "I need a member."
    - White trash "private club" bartender in SC

    "I bet you do."
    - Matt Taylor


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