NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
I was very disappointed to read the “Bottoms up” article in the Sept. 5 issue of The News.
Several years ago, after a strenuous effort to overturn New Wilmington’s long-standing prohibition of alcoholic beverages, the community voted decisively to remain dry.
Now, in clear contravention of that ruling, a winery has been established and wine is to be served at The Tavern.
This is particularly ironic because whether or not The Tavern should be permitted to serve wine was the issue that sparked the debate resulting in the voters’ decision to deny that permission.
When The Tavern reopened, its large clientele quickly proved that alcohol is not a necessary ingredient of a profitable restaurant business in New Wilmington.
The attempt to justify wine because it is not a malt beverage and therefore excluded from the purview of a liquor license is a subterfuge.
The clear intent of the law enacted by the citizens of New Wilmington is to proscribe the sale of alcoholic beverages. Those who fail to comply are in violation of that law.
(Editor’s note: Under Pennsylvania law, a winery may sell bottles of its own wine from a store, even in a dry community. But sold wine cannot be consumed at the business. Restaurants in dry communities cannot sell or serve wine, but customers can have their own to drink if the establishment approves.)
NEW CASTLE —
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