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Should liquor stores in Kansas be allowed to offer customers sample tastings before buying products?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
63% 446
No
 
36% 253
Total 699

Comments

autie 2 years, 8 months ago

Are you crazy? Does HyVee let me try the shrimp first? Does Dillons' cook me up some hamburger helper to see how I like it? Besides a liquor store that did that would just have a bunch of spacehogs hanging out in the parking lot all day.

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FarneyMac 2 years, 8 months ago

Yeah - free samples at grocery stores? What a CRAZY idea!

Liquor stores in plenty of other states are allowed to hold tastings without the fabric of society tearing. Leave the bible belt sometime, take a look around.

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theruckus33 2 years, 8 months ago

Uh, yes they do. Did you put any thought in this response before you posted?

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RogueThrill 2 years, 8 months ago

Woosh!

Pretty sure autie is being sarcastic, guys.

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RogueThrill 2 years, 8 months ago

Who votes against free alcohol?

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Curtis Lange 2 years, 8 months ago

Would love to have tastings. Nothing worse than buying a six pack of something new, drinking one, not liking it then having five left over beers taking up space.

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grammaddy 2 years, 8 months ago

Please. Who would ever get around to buying something?

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theruckus33 2 years, 8 months ago

Living in Missouri, I have often benefited as a consumer from these tastings. Often a favorite liquor store of mine, offers free tastings on Friday's and Saturday's. Through the tastings I have bought several suggested wines, spirits, but especially beers. It is a great way to get customers into the store, and try new things they wouldn't normally try. After all, who wants to spend $15 on a bottle of wine or more only to find out it doesn't agree with their palate? Really, I don't even understand the reasoning as to why not.....unless of course your a hold-over from the prohibitionist days.

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naturalist 2 years, 8 months ago

This practice is already done in at least one liquor store in KC. For a small fee you can try tiny pours of several wines. For something like wine, it really makes sense.

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somedude20 2 years, 8 months ago

Why not, after all I give free samples of things to my doctor. Is it normal for your chiropractor to want a semen sample?

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beatrice 2 years, 8 months ago

I can't imagine why anyone would say "no" to this? They aren't saying that every bottle can be sampled, but that it could be offered by the distributors if they chose to. Think of it like trying samples at CostCo ... but a lot better. Geez.

Can I try some of that Irish coffee now, please?

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Shane Garrett 2 years, 8 months ago

I know someone who spends lunch and dinner at CostCo. So much so they finally offered her a job. (Viva Los Vegas.)

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bd 2 years, 8 months ago

Awesome - liquer store crawls!

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acg 2 years, 8 months ago

I live in Missouri now and they do this! Liquor is for sale everywhere, even Aldi's and the local gas station. That, in and of itself, is a mind blower, but when you go to Dillons and they have samples out everywhere, they do it in the liquor dept. too! A few weeks ago hubby and I were shopping and it was free tequila sample day and they had six different types you could try. By the time I got to the dairy dept. (where they had free wine/cheese trays) I was half in the bag! Free booze is wonderful...always!!

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Curtis Lange 2 years, 8 months ago

It is ALDI! "I went to Aldi today" "Did you see the recent sale at Aldi?" "My goodness! There aren't many Aldi stores in our area." We don't shop at Walmarts, Targets, Best Buys...We Shop at Walmart, Target and Best Buy.

Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine. ;)

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