A case of political games may affect the future of wine buying in Pennsylvania.

Earlier this month, Governer Ed Rendell named a CEO to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The move effectively cuts off the well-loved PLCB Chairman Jonathan Newman from the reigns of power he has enjoyed for the past four years.

The move was as a surprise to most government insiders, including the chairman himself. Insiders within the state house are claiming that several members of Rendell’s team were dissatisfied with the level of oversight within the PLCB (read between the lines here, folks). The current talk in the field is whether or not Newman will remain in the PLCB. Most insiders believe Newman will leave within six months.Whether

Whether the movement towards good pricing & customer service can continue without Newman at the helm is a complete unknown.