It’s going to be a lot more fun to go grocery shopping in Michigan. Until this year, you couldn’t even buy wine or beer on Sunday mornings. Sales were legal after noon. I guess they thought you should be in church in the morning.
Now not only can you buy wine and beer now on Sunday mornings, you may even be able to taste before you buy. That’s a big leap from no wine to a drink right there in the store before you leave. Stores can give a customer up to 6 ounces in a 24-hour period–three 2 ounce tastes.
Stores have to get a special license to offer tastings. So far, the LCC has issued 224. More than half went to Cincinnati-based Kroger, which operates 132 stores in primarily southeastern Michigan. The stores still have to apply for free permits each time they offer samples.