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
TINA.org alerts Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection to its investigation findings.
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.
Deceptive Wine Ratings Displays Plague CT Liquor Stores
TINA.org investigation finds ratings don’t match vintage of bottles sold on store shelf.
Wine Point Labels Can Be Misleading
Benjamin Briscoe, WFMY News 2
Wine for sale may not match ratings, group warns
Howard French, Journal Inquirer
In vino veritas? Not always
Laraine Weschler, Republican American
Connecticut liquor stores accused of deceptive ratings displays
Katie Corrado, Fox 61
Investigation Finds Mislabeled Wine in Several CT Liquor Stores
Christiane Cordero, NBC Connecticut
Wines being sold with misleading ratings
Hartford Business Journal
Wine-store signs often deceptive, group says
Lee Howard, The Day