The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board recently released its annual report for the fiscal year of 2019-2020 and it includes some interesting data from the Fine Wine & Good Spirit stores in the local communities we cover. Note that this article is inclusive for the communities covered by MoreThanTheCurve.com, AroundAmbler.com, and GlensideLocal.com.
The report ranks the stores by total sales but doesn’t differentiate between sales by an individual from those of a business with a liquor license. Many local stores also serve the nearby restaurants, which most noticeably drives up the average sale amount reflected by a store.
Here is how the local stores ranked:
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(Old York Road)
(Centre Sq. Commons)
(South Easton Road)
(Melrose Shipping Center)
(Fairway Shopping Center)
The report doesn’t breakdown sales by stores, but in Montgomery County, here is how much was spent on different types of alcohol.
BEVERAGE WINE – $1,399,949
BOX WINE – $8,212,253
BRANDY/COGNAC – $7,528,635
GIN – $4,442,650
LIQUEUR/CORDIALS – $7,351,445
READY-TO-DRINK – $1,895,042
RED TABLE WINE – $34,895,108
The top-selling type of wine in Montgomery County was California Cabernet Sauvignon. The top-selling spirit was unflavored vodka.
The top-selling bottle of wine in the state was Apothic Red Winemaker’s Blend (750 mL), which sold 627,101. The top-selling spirit was Fireball Cinnamon Whisky (50 mL), which sold 4,679,193 units.
Three of the top 10 sales days were connected to COVID-19. These were three days in March leading up to the closure of liquor stores on March 17th. All of the other top-selling days were connected to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.
You can read the full report here.