Friday, June 25, 2010
Pennsylvania Pilots Wine in Grocery Stores (30 Years After Everyone Else)
Spicy Food Guy is highly amused by the following news story from an article entitled "State pops the cork on wine kiosks" in today's Pittsburgh Post Gazette:
"The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board began a pilot program of wine-vending kiosks inside two Harrisburg area supermarkets on Wednesday. If all goes well, similar kiosks may start popping up in Western Pennsylvania in August, said PLCB spokeswoman Stacey Witalec."
Let's make sure Spicy Food Guy has this straight: Pennsylvania is piloting, in two whole locations, an adult beverage grocery distribution strategy that has been fully rolled out in the other 49 states for the past three decades? Now, is this front page news because the media perceives the strategy as progressive, or because they view it as embarrassing?
Spicy Food Guy can just envision next week's headline:
"Pennsylvania embarks on an ambitious 15 year development plan to sell beer in convenience stores".
Please someone help.
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