Statement From the Pennsylvania Winery Association Regarding House Bill 1690
The Pennsylvania Winery Association (PWA) is thankful to our elected officials for their support in the passage of House Bill 1690. Provisions of the bill will be incredibly helpful to increasing the commerce opportunities of Pennsylvania wines. When enacted 60 days from June 8, 2016, Pennsylvania wineries will be able to sell PA beers and spirits by the glass at their licensed locations. Further expanding on the partnership with tourism, Pennsylvania bed & breakfasts will be able to provide a bottle of Pennsylvania wine to welcome their guests. Additionally, the establishment of a direct shipping law will enable PA wineries the opportunity to ship to areas that they may not have been able to ship to in the past. With funds derived from shipping, Pennsylvania wineries will be in parity with the promotion and research of wine regions of the Eastern Seaboard. As the PWA President, I can assure you that the PWA looks forward to the opportunities availed in HB1690 to showcase Pennsylvania wines.