Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Pennsylvania’s governor announces his plan to privatize liquor sales and a poll shows voters favor privatization. What do you think?
The idea of privatizing Pennsylvania’s liquor stores is not new. The majority of voters support the idea, according to a Franklin & Marshall College Poll. Of those polled, 34 percent strongly supported and 19 percent somewhat supported privatization, while 10 percent somewhat opposed and 24 percent strongly opposed. Historic data shows an interesting swing in support. The combined support of both strongly and somewhat was 53 percent in this February 2012 poll and in a June 2002 poll, the combines support was 55 percent, but the breakdown was different. In 2012, 34 percent strongly supported privatization, which is down from 42 percent in 2002. In 2012, 19 percent somewhat supported privatization, which is up from 13 percent in 2002. Gov. …
Friday, August 10, 2012
1800 Tequila recalled due to glass fragments.
In an alert to consumers, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Friday announced a voluntary product recall for three types of tequila, according to a news release. Due to "potential glass particles in the bottle," the LCB recalled 1800 Tequila 1.75 Liter Silver, Reposado and Coconut. "It is believed the percentage of affected bottles is low and there have been no reports of consumer injuries," the LCB said. Parent company Agavera Camichines said 1800 Tequila could have been potentially damaged "during transportation and handling to glass stoppers in the bottle may have caused the presence of small particles of glass that could pose a health risk." The LCB said customers should compare the Lot Code on the bottle's side to the list below—…
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Sly Fox's new Tastin' Room won't open on July 5 as scheduled.
Sly Fox Brewery announced on Facebook yesterday that it had missed a requirement by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, and that as a result the new Tastin' Room in Pottstown would not open on July 5, as scheduled. "We are hopeful that the delay will not be long and we thank you for your patience and understanding," the announcement read. "It's OK. You guys have worked your butts off for this," Lynn Dettra Bozzelli wrote on the Sly Fox Facebook page. "We can wait a little while longer." Sly Fox made it clear the delay was not the fault of the PLCB. Check back with Pottstown Patch for the new opening date.