Rule change to bring more Pennsylvania wines to state stores
A regulatory change recently approved by the Liquor Control Board should result in a greater variety of Pennsylvania wines being sold at state stores.
Pennsylvania’s licensed limited wineries, or those that can produce up to 200,000 gallons per year, will no longer be required to sell their products at their locations or satellite stores for no less than the retail price at LCB stores, KYW Newsradio reported.
Before the LCB approved the regulatory change, the small wineries had to sell their products to the LCB-run state stores at a significantly reduced price, factoring in the board’s mark-up and the 18 percent liquor tax.
There are more than 200 limited wineries in Pennsylvania.