Gone are the days of relying on state-run stores to buy wine. Thanks to updates to Pennsylvania’s antiquated liquor laws spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic — causing many restaurants to pivot toward retail and takeout models — Philadelphia is experiencing a renaissance of excellent bottle shops right now. This new wave means that our wine selection has never been better, since bottle shops tend to offer wine that can’t be found in state stores. Use this guide to find interesting, unusual, and delicious bottles in and around Philadelphia. Happy hunting!
Indoor dining is currently capped at 25 percent (and up to 50 percent if restaurants adhere to city-mandated ventilation guidelines) in Philly; for updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More