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Home booze delivery? Soon there may be an app for that too

Scott Robert Shaw

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People’s shopping habits have sure changed. No longer content to go to the store to pick out clothes, or televisions, or even groceries, more and more people are choosing to do their shopping in the comfort of their own homes. Or, more and more, from wherever they are on their phones. The latest product to be available with just a few clicks is booze. Some Wisconsin lawmakers are considering making it legal for people to have alcohol delivered to their home. The bill, if passed, would allow people to use an app or the internet to order a bottle of vodka or a six pack of beer and have it delivered to their home. There would be some restrictions. People would have to be of legal drinking age, and able to prove it. Those delivering the hooch would have to first pass a bartender training course. It is clear people are choosing to do more of their shopping from somewhere other than a store, but liquor? I suppose if someone has had too many but still wants one more, this would at least keep them off the road. But it also would seem to encourage over-consumption. And it seems unnecessary. Are there really that many people that want their booze delivered to them? We already have Kwik Trips on nearly every corner. But clearly, people like shopping on their phones, and in Wisconsin, even when buying booze, soon their may be an app for that too.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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