CT Wine Stores

TINA.org investigated bait and switch tactics used by liquor stores in Connecticut and found that the majority of stores visited — 26 out of 30 — deceptively displayed signs that promoted high wine ratings, while the actual wines being sold in conjunction with the signs were different vintages. This practice is problematic because the quality of wine can differ significantly with each vintage and consumers rely on ratings and descriptions to help them make informed purchasing decisions.


  • Sent warning letters to 26 liquor stores in CT
  • Filed complaint with CT Department of Consumer Protection


May 23

TINA.org alerts Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection to its investigation findings.

May 19-20

TINA.org sends warning letters to 26 liquor stores in Connecticut regarding their deceptive bait and switch tactics of promoting wines, and urges them to correct the issue immediately.


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