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Wegman’s Just Says NO to PA Wine Kiosks

4 Jun

[Source: Philly.com]

Dear JOTT Nation,

Credit: Timesleader.com

We knew it was too good to be true!!! 😦 The state’s Wine Kiosk program continues to limp along due to malfunctions and consumer dissatisfaction. I actually had great success with the Kiosk in the Linglestown Giant before it was discontinued but apparently I was the exception and not the unfortunate rule.

Angela Couloumbis of the Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau reports: “Wegmans Food Markets is pulling out of the state’s much-criticized wine-kiosk program, dealing a blow to the state Liquor Control Board’s efforts to shed its image as a lumbering government bureaucracy and stave off privatization.”

In the letter sent May 31 to the PLCB, Wegman’s officials said, “We saw the kiosks as an innovative new way to offer an additional service to our customers … unfortunately the kiosks have not realized their potential and in some ways have been a detriment to our stores.”

Not exactly a glowing endorsement. Sigh …

Well, there’s always www.MyWinesDirect.com delivery to PA!

Click here to read the full article about Wegman’s discontinuation of its participation in PA’s wine-kiosk program.

Resource: Varietal Profiles

18 May

Hey JOTT Nation!

I’m back and preparing for my next ABCer wine tasting event — “Anything But Chardonnay” — in Vegas. While doing some research I came across this fantastic resource that lists many white and red varietals and provides characteristic/history/pairing notes for each.

CHECK IT OUT! >> Vitis Vinifera – from WinePros.org

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