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PA. Liquor Board Removes Russian-Made Products

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 The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has instructed all Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores and licensee services center to remove Russian-made products from store shelves on Sunday, Feb. 27.

Only two products stocked in stores – Russian Standard and Ustianochka 80-proof vodkas – and about a half-dozen Special Order brands come from Russia.

“As of today, these products will no longer be sold or procured by the PLCB,” Board Chairman Tim Holden said.” Given the evolving political-economic climate, it’s just the right thing to do.”

This comes after a letter was sent to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board from Governor Tom Wolf. He urged the removal of Russian-sourced products from Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores in the Commonwealth.

He also wanted the owners of the stores to stop selling them as quickly as possible. Wolf stated in the letter that this would be seen as a small show of solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine.

“I have joined with leaders across the nation and across the world in condemning these attacks and expressing support for the people of Ukraine,” Gov. Wolf said. “I appreciate the board’s efforts to quickly identify Russian-sourced products currently being sold at Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores. I urge the board to take these further actions as a show of solidarity and support for the people… (Read more)

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