Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Step It Up - Try your local wine kiosk!

This was in the wine industry news yesterday and although I don't like to post multiple news articles on a weekly basis, this really has my stomach in a knot.  In a modern world where in some states (like California) where wine is always at your finger tips, you come to miss the freedom in other states (like Pennsylvania for example) where wine is not readily available or easy to get.  I want to see wines in grocery stores!  It is the 21st century, after all!  I would hate to see these things go (or at least, I would hate to see wine from the grocery store go...).  

Wine Kiosk
(Photo from Google Images)

Although I don't agree with the breathalyzers (personally, I believe an ID should suffice), and I think it's the LCB's way of making things complicated to show that people don't want to buy wine in grocery stores... I'm still going to do my part and improve awareness.  Come on!  I just saw aisles of beer in Wegman's... can we really fault wine like this?

Also, I want to know who is out there using them, and how it is going.  So please, post here and let me know your stance!

This original article was posted at PennLive.com.  It is pasted here for your convenience.

Sales at Pennsylvania wine kiosks are falling behind expectations

Published: Monday, May 02, 2011, 12:00 AM     Updated: Monday, May 02, 2011, 7:08 AM


  1. They put one of these in our Giant Eagle (in Irwin, PA). I was so excited! Then I had to blow into the breathalizer and felt really really silly. If I were with a group of people it might have been entertaining but by myself- just awkward. Then they charged me a $1 "convenience" fee. Sad to say- I think I'll run up the hill to the liquor store.

  2. I agree that they are making it has inconvenient as possible. I think it's their way of saying, "See... people don't want to buy wine in the grocery store."

  3. I tried to use one, but it broke when I gave it a urine sample.