MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has approved
legislation allowing stronger wine to be sold in the state.
The Senate voted 20-9 Tuesday for a bill by Republican Sen. Steve French of Birmingham.
It would raise the alcohol level for table wine from 14.9 percent by volume to 16.5 percent. The bill provides that the stronger wine couldn't be sold in convenience stores.
It could be sold in grocery stores, specialty shops and other locations.
French's bill still must be passed by the House and approved by the governor before it can take effect.