UPDATE: Assembly approves allowing grocery store liquor samples
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly has approved 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.
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.
The Assembly passed the bill on a voice vote on Thursday. It now goes to the state Senate.