The most recent defeat of the “wine” bill in the House Local Government Committee actually speaks to a wider disconnect between the state and the citizens. The article makes some very keen points on why the bill may have been voted down again (the Wine bill has been an issue for many years in Tennessee) but unfortunately this article tries so very hard to make this very controversial issue a balanced report, the reader is left with little new information on the matter and how the situation can be resolved to help the many small businesses that exist as Wine and Liquor stores in the state as well as appealing to the “growing public support for loosening wine-sales regulations” . The main argument that this article puts forth is that it is simply not trying to put forth an argument. Although I understand why this topic is a sensitive one and that it should be portrayed in a balanced manner, not putting forth any real reason for why the bill failed to receive a majority vote is hardly giving the readers an understanding of the issue. Wine sales in grocery stores will continue to be a source of contention if the public is not given a chance to understand the full story. Understandably much of this article resolves around the comments of the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association and House Committee members and their willingness to offer comments on the situation but at the same time the people must be given information and more in-depth analysis on something that like wine in grocery stores that is so contentious among our states’ residents.