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The Free Press Journal|January 28, 2022
State nod for sale of wine in supermarkets, walk-in stores; nominal excise duty of Rs 10 on all types of wine (per litre)
Sanjay Jog

Mumbai or Tipplers can now buy their wine from any supermarket or walk-in store in Maharashtra, and will not have to go exclusively to liquor shops for the same. The state cabinet headed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday approved the sale of wine in supermarkets walk-in stores. Currently, wine is produced in the state from fruits, flowers and honey. Wineries will now be able to market their wines by selling them directly in supermarkets or in walk-in stores in a shelf-in shop manner. The decision is expected to benefit small wineries and alternatively, farmers in the state.

However, these supermarkets and walk-in shops will be situated away from religious and educational institutions, as per the government policy. The cabinet decision led to a war of words between the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi and BJP.

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