HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill allowing wine to be sold in some grocery stores and making other changes to Pennsylvania’s decades-old liquor law.
The key feature is that this means Pennsylvanians will soon be able to buy bottles of wine in grocery stores that have or obtain liquor licenses. But Governor Wolf says the measure he signed into law just a day after the state House sent it to him does much more than that.
“This bill, as all of us know, is truly historic. It’s the most significant step we’ve taken in this area, really, for 80 years,” the governor said. “This bill will improve the customer experience, this bill will make pricing more competitive, it will make the purchase of these products more convenient, and it will produce more revenue for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”
In addition to sales of wine by the bottle in grocery stores, hotels and restaurants, it will, among other things, allow for flexible pricing at state stores and will allow state stores to be open on holidays and more of them to be open on Sunday.