In the state's antiquated system, a C...

In the state's antiquated system, a Cabernet costs a little more

There are 25 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 11, 2009, titled In the state's antiquated system, a Cabernet costs a little more. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

The supermarket shopping cart was filling up with the usual items -- bread, milk, breakfast cereal, and Sebastiani Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, which, it turned out, was a nice red wine for that evening's dinner ...

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Truth

Reading, PA

#21 Mar 12, 2009
Lil Abner wrote:
I do not always agree with Paul but the PLCB was created when Prohibition ended. It's purpose was to extended the idea of prohibition as far as was legally possible. So the PLCB made it as difficult as they possibly could to buy booze. That included limited hours, limited locations,high prices and Evangelical clerks. The PLCB is actually one of the few government agencies that achieved it's mandate. We might not agree as the world has changed but they at least seem to be getting a little better. Just some food for thought.
600 plus stores does make it pretty difficult. Most stores open 12 hours a day, 6 days a week is pretty limited. Some even open on Sunday's. High prices? I'm not sure that's the case. NJ is private and somethings are cheaper in PA than NJ and somethings are more expensive. But all in all, the prices are pretty close.

There was a little sarcasm there, hope you caught it.
Lil Abner

Cocoa, FL

#22 Mar 12, 2009
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>600 plus stores does make it pretty difficult. Most stores open 12 hours a day, 6 days a week is pretty limited. Some even open on Sunday's. High prices? I'm not sure that's the case. NJ is private and somethings are cheaper in PA than NJ and somethings are more expensive. But all in all, the prices are pretty close.
There was a little sarcasm there, hope you caught it.
No problem I was just giving a little history lesson in hopes that we don't have to relearn the past.
Truth

Reading, PA

#23 Mar 12, 2009
I'm just saying. It's not as bad as you make it out to be. I think the selection at the premium stores is incredible. The regular stores have a decent selection. The prices aren't that bad. There are always sales. The hours are adequate and there are plenty of locations.
Lil Abner

Cocoa, FL

#24 Mar 12, 2009
Truth wrote:
I'm just saying. It's not as bad as you make it out to be. I think the selection at the premium stores is incredible. The regular stores have a decent selection. The prices aren't that bad. There are always sales. The hours are adequate and there are plenty of locations.
OK I rest my case.
Scott

Port Murray, NJ

#25 Mar 13, 2009
Truth wrote:
I'm just saying. It's not as bad as you make it out to be. I think the selection at the premium stores is incredible. The regular stores have a decent selection. The prices aren't that bad. There are always sales. The hours are adequate and there are plenty of locations.
All that aside, it is still way more convenient to purchase wine or 6 packs of beer at the supermarket than having to make a specific trip for it to the State Store or distributor.

It is 2009 and the current system the state has in place is no longer needed or wanted, so why waste the government time and money on it? Beyond political feather bedding of course.

Do Pennsylvanians consume less booze or beer than other states? Are we far below the national average in DUI's or other alcohol related offenses to warrant continuing with the current system?

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