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In addition to his proposed luxury tax, Governor Patterson has also suggested raising the tax on wine. There's an upside to his plan, though: It would allow grocery stores to carry booze. "Yes, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and others might soon be able to sell Sancerre right next to the Camembert without the need for special, at-grade entrances to separate facilities. This could really shake up New York wine retail by offering more convenience to consumers and increase wine sales overall; indeed, the governor estimates that it will bring in $150 million in revenues to the state." [Dr. Vino]