Gov. Wolf signs bill allowing wine to be sold in grocery stores

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new law gives Pennsylvania consumers many more options about where to purchase their favorite varieties of wine.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Wednesday allowing wine sales in grocery stores and making other changes to how alcohol is sold.

The new law lets licensed groceries and restaurants sell up to four bottles of takeout wine per customer. The measure also puts into law convenience store sales of beer that have begun as a result of court cases.

In other changes, state stores will have more flexibility about hours and pricing, and consumers can have wine shipped directly to them from private wine wholesalers.

State House members voted 157 to 31 to approve the bill Tuesday. The union that represents employees of state liquor stores was strongly opposed.

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