HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) There are new laws in place concerning wine permits and direct shipment of wine
On Monday, 81 wine expanded permits had been approved out of 174 requests submitted to the Commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has issued approvals just one week after the new permit to sell wine to go became available when Act 39 went into effect
Each permit was approved after verification that the applicant meets all statutory requirements and provided information required for the permit to be granted.
- Now, wine can be shipped directly to consumers’ homes. Previously, only limited wineries were permitted to ship directly to residents homes. Other direct wine shipments had to be delivered to Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores for pick up by the consumer.
- The limit to direct wine shipment purchases is now up to 36 cases per year from a single direct wine shipper, three times the previous limit of nine liters per month, the equivalent of one case per month.
- The restriction that only wines not offered for sale by the PLCB could be direct shipped has been eliminated.