Legislation to change the way state law defines alcoholic content in beverages for the purposes of retail sale in Tennessee could set the stage for the latest showdown between liquor wholesalers and grocers on Capitol Hill.

State Sen. Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol, is the primary sponsor of legislation that he says will address a “confusing” section of state law dealing with how specific alcoholic beverages are sold. That includes the distinction between malt-based beverages and spirits.

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Robert Houk has served as a journalist and photographer at the Press since 1987. He is a recipient of the Associated Press Managing Editors Malcom Law Award for investigative reporting.

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