Bodegas Briego 2009 Crianza, Ribera del Duero

Bodegas Briego is an obscure winery from one of the greatest wine regions in the world, the Ribera del Duero. The winery was founded in the nineties by three brothers from the nearby town of Fompedraza. The vineyards are far from the Duero river and the “Golden...

Michele Chiarlo 2007 “Tortoniano” Barolo

Barolo is the luxury that no one should do without. In the world of wine, it is like royalty. When a bottle of Barolo is priced under $40, it’s often worth picking up. When it’s  under $40 and this good, it’s essential. Michele Chiarlo is one of the...

Emina 2005 Atio

Ribero del Duero is one of the top wine regions in Spain. At its heart is what has been dubbed “the golden mile”. Many of the region’s’ top producers have their vineyards there, including Vega Sicilia, Pesquera, and Dominio de Pingus. As one of the greatest but...

Philadelphia Inquirer: Former LCB chief comes out in favor of privatizing State Stores

The man who once had the greatest say over what alcohol Pennsylvanians could drink has thrown his support behind the effort to take that control away from government and end the State Store system.

Jonathan Newman, the former chairman of the Liquor Control Board, said Tuesday that “the stars are perfectly aligned” to privatize the sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania – an endeavor that has failed under three previous governors. “This is the year change is going to happen,” Newman said during a news conference at the Wine School of Philadelphia.

Newman joined House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R., Allegheny) and State Rep. Tom Killion (R., Delaware), the sponsors of the bill to privatize the LCB’s wholesale and retail operations.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Former LCB chief comes out in favor of privatizing State Stores

The story was originally published by the Philadelphia Inquirer on August 03, 2011. The article is reprinted solely for educational purposes.  It is intended to offer insight into the history of Wine Education in Philadelphia, and our place within that history. Former...