Colorado Initiative 121 (2022): Sales of wine in grocery stores

In Politics by Michael Rae


In 2016, Colorado passed a law that would incrementally phase in grocery store sales of full-strength beer, wine, and liquor, with all stores allowed to sell all alcoholic beverages by 2037. Currently, however, wine can only be purchased in licensed liquor stores. 

Colorado’s Initiative 121 on the November 2022 ballot would allow stores that are already licensed to sell retail beer to begin selling wine for off-premise consumption beginning in 2023. The measure would also allow these shops to submit an application to their local licensing authority in order to conduct wine tastings on-site. 

Fiscal Impact

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