PA ration some alcoholic beverages to deal with COVID-related shortages | The latest news from WDEL
If you live in Pennsylvania and have been struggling to find your favorite “adult drinks” lately, you may blame the pandemic.
Pennsylvania has placed a 2-bottle limit on some of the drinks it sells in state liquor stores, a move to address supply shortages linked to COVID-19, and a decision Sherry Marvil thinks it could cause some sort of stampede in the stores.
“I bet they’re going to be so busy as the word gets out, all of these stores are going to be – yeah – a lot of people are going to go out and stock up,” Marvil said.
Frank Gothie, a West Chester resident, doesn’t expect the ban, which includes things like Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Hennessy cognac and Dom Perignon champagne, to change his drinking habits.
“I realize that these are mostly alcohols and premium wines from overseas, so (this) doesn’t really affect the national brands that I usually buy,” Gothie said.
David Wade managed to score a bottle of another bourbon on the list.
“Yeah, well, we tried to buy a bottle two days ago, and they were sold out, so we heard there was a delivery today, so we just stopped by to get it “said Wade.
Pennsylvania’s alcohol limit just might be a bargain – for store owners in Delaware.p