Laws regarding wine sales and consumption are very stringent in the US, particularly when compared to wine-producing countries in Europe. We have many historical influences to thank for that - Prohibition and its repeal being the most obvious.
Case in point: In Pennsylvania the only place to buy wine is at state-run liquor stores. Does this negatively affect consumer choice in terms of selection and price?
I think yes. What do you think?
Members of Pennsylvania's state legislature are planning to introduce a bill to privatize liquor stores and allow wine sales at grocery stores and the like. Will legislators be able to wade through the complexities and objections to the bill and come up with one that will pass? Stay tuned.