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AAWE Working Paper No. 109 – Business

 

The Pennsylvania Wine Monopoly

Robert P. Sechrist 

Abstract

Wine for home consumption in Pennsylvania is, with the exclusion of winery sales, purchased from the state owned monopoly stores. The flow of wine from its sources, through the Pennsylvania monopoly system and to the consumer is tracked in this study. Volumes and values of wine from around the world are compared in the Pennsylvania marketplace. The popularity of many types, varieties, and styles of wine are compared. Seasonality of consumer preference is discussed.

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