By Harrisburg Bureau Chief Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – The state Liquor Control Board has quietly launched a pilot program that will allow Pennsylvania residents to have wine and spirits sold through the agency’s website delivered to their doors.
Liquor Control Board spokeswoman Stacey Witalec says the pilot program allows for home delivery of a select number of products sold by the agency – about 1,500 to 2,000 items. Up until now, people could order products online, but only for pick-up at a local state store.
“This is something that the board has been discussing for a number of years, working to make sure that we have the infrastructure in place as well as to ensure that minors are not able to gain access to any product being delivered.”
That means, “Once the product is delivered by our partner, UPS, you will have to show valid ID, that you are at least 21 years of age or older and that the product will be signed for by that individual.”
There’s a $14 shipping charge for up to three bottles and a dollar-per-bottle charge beyond that. Direct shipments from wineries are still prohibited. To order, go to the LCB’s e-commerce site, FineWineandGoodSpirits.com.