State of Pennsylvania

02/27/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/27/2020 07:45

Fine Wine & Good Spirits to Mark Women’s History Month with Special In-Store Events Featuring Women in Wine

Fine Wine & Good Spirits to Mark Women's History Month with Special In-Store Events Featuring Women in Wine

Harrisburg - The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will mark Women's History Month by highlighting women in wine, from vintners, winemakers, general managers and more, who are doing extraordinary work in the world of wine. Events will be held throughout March at select Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection stores.

'Women in the wine industry are doing extraordinary things, and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is pleased and proud to highlight some of them during Women's History Month,' said Board Member Mary Isenhour, who made history of her own when she became the first female Board member of the PLCB. 'We encourage customers to learn more about women in wine and their journeys by participating in these fun, interactive events.'

Events will be held in the Taste & Learn Centers in Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection locations in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County; Cranberry Township, Butler County; Harrisburg, Dauphin County; and Wayne, Delaware County.

The first event will be held on Tuesday, March 3, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Taste & Learn Center at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection, 5070 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg. Presenting 'Local Wines from Pennsylvania' will be Kari Skrip from Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery.

Other topics presented by women in wine include Champagne, Italian wines, organic wines and sustainable farming, Argentinian wines, Californian wines, Spanish wines, and Pennsylvania cider.

For a complete list of events, visit FineWineAndGoodSpirits.comOpens In A New Window and click on Events, then Special Events.

Fine Wine & Good Spirits is also featuring Women in Wine through its Pinterest page. Special signage (with embedded Pinterest codes) placed in stores will allow customers to access profiles of women and the wines they produce.

The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits - totaling nearly $18.5 billion since the agency's inception - are returned to Pennsylvania's General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania's schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit lcb.pa.gov.

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