MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is poised to vote on a bill that would allow grocery stores to hand out sample mini-shots of liquor.
The bipartisan measure would allow retailers with liquor licenses to provide customers with one half-ounce of booze, the equivalent of a third of a shot. They already can legally offer beer and wine samples.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Shooting In Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood
The bill’s co-author, Republican Rep. Joel Kleefisch of Oconomowoc, says the measure would help distilleries and other liquor sellers compete with breweries and winemakers.READ MORE: 'A Giant In Every Way': Chef Jack Riebel Has Died
The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday afternoon.
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