Only in Pennsylvania: Legal quirk for wineries – discounts are fine, just don’t advertise it

Harold Brubaker | Tuesday, August 6, 2019, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Here’s another dispatch from the weird world of Pennsylvania liquor law: The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has explicitly barred the state’s wineries from promoting volume discounts — such as 25 percent off a case of Cabernet Franc — because that amounts to an inducement.

Wineries are, on the other hand, allowed to offer a list price for a case of wine that is lower than the per bottle price, as long as they don’t promote the discount, according to an advisory opinion published last week.

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