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Pa. Liquor Board grants $2 million to produce and promote local beers and wines in 2021

Pa. Liquor Board grants $2 million to produce and promote local beers and wines in 2021

From a press release: Last month, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved grants totaling $2,016,699.35 for 18 projects to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages and enhance the Pennsylvania beer industry through promotion, marketing, and research-based programs and projects, and to enhance the Pennsylvania wine industry and increase production of Pennsylvania-made wines. […]

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Fine Wine & Good Spirits offers tips for safer holiday shopping during COVID-19

Fine Wine & Good Spirits offers tips for safer holiday shopping during COVID-19

From a press release: The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has urged Fine Wine & Good Spirits customers to create a plan to shop for wines and spirits before the upcoming holidays, particularly after COVID-19 drove record liquor sales across the state. “November and December are typically the busiest months of the year in Fine Wine […]

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Pennsylvania drank a lot of Tito’s Vodka, Fireball Whisky, and Barefoot Wine in 2019-2020

Pennsylvania drank a lot of Tito’s Vodka, Fireball Whisky, and Barefoot Wine in 2019-2020

Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky topped liquor sales in Pennsylvania’s Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, according to the Liquor Control Board’s annual report that was released yesterday. Crown Russe Vodka, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Nikolai Vodka, Hennessy Cognac, New Amsterdam Vodka, […]

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COVID-19 drove record liquor sales in Pennsylvania, increasing yearly profits despite shutdown

COVID-19 drove record liquor sales in Pennsylvania, increasing yearly profits despite shutdown

From a press release: This week, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board released its Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Report, which details agency operations, sales trends, popular products, and financial results for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. This year’s report also details how the COVID-19 pandemic affected PLCB operations and sales. The […]

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Fine Wine & Good Spirits makes $3.64 million in 4 days, expands curbside pickup to 565 locations in Pennsylvania

Fine Wine & Good Spirits makes $3.64 million in 4 days, expands curbside pickup to 565 locations in Pennsylvania

From a press release: Starting today, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has expanded its curbside pickup service introduced last week to 389 more Fine Wine & Good Spirits locations across the commonwealth to serve more customers seeking wine and spirits while maintaining social distancing practices in the interest of public health and safety during the […]

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Fine Wine & Good Spirits offers curbside pickup at these 176 locations in Pennsylvania during coronavirus pandemic

Fine Wine & Good Spirits offers curbside pickup at these 176 locations in Pennsylvania during coronavirus pandemic

From a press release: The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has begun offering limited curbside pickup service at 176 Fine Wine & Good Spirits locations across the commonwealth to serve more customers seeking wine and spirits while maintaining social distancing practices in the interest of public health and safety during the coronavirus pandemic. “Today, 106 Fine […]

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Fine Wine & Good Spirits website now offers free shipping on orders over $99 in Pennsylvania

Fine Wine & Good Spirits website now offers free shipping on orders over $99 in Pennsylvania

From a press release: New for 2020, Fine Wine & Good Spirits has updated its standard shipping policy to provide free shipping to home and business addresses in Pennsylvania on orders over $99 placed on finewineandgoodspirits.com. “The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is committed to delivering an exceptional online shopping experience to consumers in terms of […]

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Better Than Ezra and Tonic vocalists join Josh Gracin and more at Blue Ridge Winery in Saylorsburg on Sept. 7

Better Than Ezra and Tonic vocalists join Josh Gracin and more at Blue Ridge Winery in Saylorsburg on Sept. 7

The Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery in Saylorsburg will host its inaugural Blue Ridge Live festival on Saturday, Sept. 7 with music, food, beer and, of course, plenty of wine. The five-hour event will kick off at noon and feature performances by Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra, country superstar Josh Gracin, Emerson Hart […]

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’90s rock bands 3 Doors Down, Wallflowers, Eve 6, Lit, Tonic and more play at Hershey Vineyard this summer

’90s rock bands 3 Doors Down, Wallflowers, Eve 6, Lit, Tonic and more play at Hershey Vineyard this summer

From a press release: The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey has announced two summer music festivals celebrating the release of its wines and beers with a live rock soundtrack straight out of the 1990s. The first is the Straws & Stripes Music Festival on Saturday, July 20 from noon-9 p.m., featuring 3 Doors Down (famous […]

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Pick the best mac and cheese in the Poconos at bake-off benefit in Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

Pick the best mac and cheese in the Poconos at bake-off benefit in Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

From a press release: Everyone loves mac and cheese, but who makes it the best – home cooks or professionals? As the cold weather arrives in Northeastern Pennsylvania, warm up with some of the area’s best comfort food while supporting the Pocono Arts Council at the Starving Artist Mac & Cheese Bake-Off. The sixth annual […]