Has closing of Pa.’s state-run wine and spirits stores reopened interest in liquor privatization?

By: Jan Murphy

Trying to buy wine or liquor from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s online store these days is a lot like playing the lottery.

The odds are against you in being able to buy your favorite wine or spirits from the state’s website.

Gov. Tom Wolf closed the brick-and-mortar retail liquor stores on March 17 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Last week, the state resumed online sales but it’s been an exercise in frustration for many who want to buy booze.

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