NM bill would allow beer, wine to be delivered to your door


SANTA FE (KRQE) – If one New Mexico lawmaker has his way, it’s not just pizza that you could have delivered in 30 minutes or less. You could have beer and wine brought to your front door, along with it.

Sen. Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, wants to make wine with your wontons and a pilsner with your pizza the delivery service of the future.

“Beer compliments it so well, so we’ve had many, many people ask if we could bring a six-pack,” said Jennifer Martinez, co-owner of Pizza 9 on Paseo.

The bill could be good for liquor sales, but a tough sell for others.

“It’s tempting to the delivery person to get into that liquor,” said Paul Mondragon. “Most people already have their own liquor at home when they order, anyway.”

“I see the points of both sides, but I think, probably, overall – man, it’s just, I’m shaking my head over it,” said Kary Ney.

As part of the proposal, customers would have to order at least $20 in food; they’d be limited to two six packs and two bottles of wine; and their food and drinks have to be delivered to a home or hotel.

If the bill becomes law, it would still be up to local governments to decide if they want to adopt it.

They can then create a “do not deliver” database to allow people to opt out of the option.

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