Conn. (WTNH) — A controversial bill that would have allowed sales in supermarkets failed in the General Assembly on Tuesday.

The general law committee reached its deadline without voting on the proposal.

Store owners were fighting the bill, saying they would lose money, and supporters said it would have been convenient for consumers, as well as help small wineries.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated that wine had been sold in Connecticut supermarkets. We regret the error.