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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:54 AM

Who should determine how much booze costs in Pennsylvania: a formula or the liquor board?

Most vintages improve with age.

But liquor producers are still sour on a three-year-old policy that allows the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to determine how much consumers are paying for wine and booze.

Representatives from the board, industry groups, and organized labor testified at a House Liquor Control Committee hearing Tuesday on a bill that would roll back a provision included in the 2016 reform of the commonwealth’s liquor laws.

The changes, which brought beer to gas stations and wine to grocery stores, also lets the state liquor board decide the retail markup on bottles of wine and spirits. This is known as flexible pricing.

Previously, the difference between the wholesale price — or how much the board pays the vineyard or distillery for its products — and the sale price for consumers was dictated by a set formula, made up of the various taxes and fees the state charged.

Read more: https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/who-should-determine-how-much-booze-costs-in-pennsylvania-a-formula-or-the-liquor-board/

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PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 11 #1

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:06 AM

1. Meh.

My ex used to work for a liquor distributor in a state in the Midwest. One of the things I learned from his time there (and especially from an industry conference we attended one year) is that every state has more bizarre liquor laws than the next state. Really. Every state has strange and unique laws. You just live with them, or take up home brewing.

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