Spring breakers in Florida could get access to more bulk-booze options if a state lawmaker can win a years-long fight to liberate the libation’s size restriction.
“In the state of Florida, you are prohibited from purchasing, not owning and drinking … any wine in a bottle larger than one gallon,” Florida state Rep. Chip LaMarca told Fox News. “We should just repeal this bad law and allow people to buy very large bottles of wine.”
In Florida, selling wine in a container larger than one gallon — except in reusable wine kegs or for manufacturer-to-distributor shipping — is a misdemeanor. A second offense is a felony, which can carry a penalty of up to 60 days in jail.
LaMarca, a Republican, has been trying to push the Individual Wine Containers bill through the Florida legislature for five years. The bill is before the Florida House Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee.
Large wine bottles are often given biblical names such as Jeroboam, Salmanazar and Nebuchadnezzar. Those large containers hold the equivalent of four, 12 and 20 normal 750-milliliter bottles of wine, respectively.
“So a three-liter double magnum or Jeroboam is the biggest you can buy in the state of Florida,” LaMarca said. “You cannot buy a Nebuchadnezzar or a Salmanazar, which is a case to a case and a half in a single bottle.”
H/T Fox News (read more at FoxNews.com)
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