(WTNH) – Both sides of the supermarket-wine debate will be making their cases at the Capitol on Thursday, discussing whether or not groceries stores should be allowed to sell wine in Connecticut.

Connecticut could join 42 other states allowing wine in supermarket checkout lines. The Connecticut Food Association is planning a press conference to show research on why selling wine in grocery stores is a good idea.

As some could guess, it’s a trade association that promotes the growth of Connecticut’s retail grocery community. The association sponsored research with a pollster and a UConn professor, that they believe will prove the economic benefit of selling wine in supermarkets.

It also claims widespread consumer support for the change. The association plans to present these findings at the Capitol during a press conference, which is scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m.

The Indian American Package Store Association is against the proposed legislation, however, saying the change would affect more than 1,200 package stores and 4,000 jobs.

“This is something that we rely on,” said Maulik Vyas, Founder of the Indian American Package Store Association of Connecticut. “This is what we are counting on. This is how we pay our mortgage. This is how we pay our tuition for our family.”

Girish Patel’s family owns five wine locations across the state.

“We’d start to see an immediate loss of foot traffic in our stores and revenue,” Patel said.

Patel said wine makes up 50% of their revenue. They offer nearly 4,000 different selections, and if supermarkets start selling, it could have a domino effect. This would include impacting their 50 employees and the convenience to their customers.

“You can see that convenience turn into an inconvenience when a Connecticut customer would have to drive, five, ten, fifteen minutes to go get one bottle of let’s say bourbon, whiskey, tequila, or gin,” Patel said.

The Connecticut Food Association says the battle over the bottle comes down to customers looking for a one-stop-shop.

“People are looking to save time, save money,” said Wayne Pesce, President of the Connecticut Food Association.

Pesce says they may represent large supermarkets, smaller food retailers, and suppliers, but they can also raise a glass to the package stores.

“People are still going to do both and they’re still going to go visit their local package store, as will I,” Pesce said.