Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Ambulance Chaser, May 16, 2005.
Supreme Court strikes down ban on out-of-state wine shipments as unconstitutional
This is not good news, it's GREAT news.......
That is indeed great news. Not as big a deal as it used to be for those of us in DC, as now Virginia is a reciprocal state (more or less).... But I'll be thrilled if Maryland gets rid of its draconian felony wine shipping law.
I heard this on the afternoon news and almost opened a good bottle to celebrate the glorious occasion. Perhaps we should have an SF simul-toast at some appointed hour.
Celebrated tonight with a bottle of Switchback Ridge petite sirah, which I've only been able to get through Dean & Deluca since they opened a wine store in DC.... An impossible to buy on the East Coast wine.
I hope something changes here in PA, where all liquor stores are owned by the state, and no competition can challenge the monopoly.
Regarding Pennsylvania, I do recall hearing that the wine selection in PA has gotten much better than it used to be. Or, you can drive to NJ (what some people did when I lived in Eastern PA years ago).
The average state run wine/liquor store in PA is on par with the average privately owned store in any other state. Â Some product is overpriced, there are some good deals and the selection is okay.
The PA "specialty stores" have a Â much wider selection of wine and spirits and there are some truly phenomenal deals on excellent wines.
Jonathan Newman, the chairman of the PA Liquor Control Board is doing a great job. Â In years past I regularly drove to NJ or Delaware to stock up, but now I rarely need to drive more than 10 min. away to one of the better specialty stores nearby.
From a man in Georgia, it can't get any better than this, unless they open the doors to out of state liquor sales as well.............
It's so easy to tell which forum members are alcoholics, um...connoisseurs j/k Jon.
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