Pennsylvania's Liquor Control Board has decided that as of November 1, Pennsylvania wineries will no longer be able to ship directly to consumers...even those within PA.
Why am I not surprised? I've often referred to my home state as a "communist-run police state" because of it's outdated and ridiculous liquor laws. Rather than allow out-of-state wineries to ship in...they've decided to shut it all down. Nice move guys...real nice.
Again, I'm not shocked, but I'm disappointed. I have a lot of friends and family back home in Pittsburgh that would love to order the wines I write about here on LENNDEVOURS. But, NY wineries aren't allowed to ship to PA and haven't been for eons. There was once a glimmer of hope that the Supreme Court's decision this summer would open the state up...but it looks like PA is heading the other way.
And now they've decided that killing 100 in-state wineries is the way to go. Brilliant.