Q&A with the Largest Wine Buyer in the U.S.
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board chairman Jonathan Newman talks about the PLCB's recent growth spurt and how wineries can get a toehold in the Pennsylvania marketplace.
by Cyril Penn
Mar 2005 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Jonathan Newman heads the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), the agency that manages the "beverage alcohol" industry in Pennsylvania, and is the largest single buyer of wine in the United States. He was first appointed to the three-member PLCB in 1999 and was named chairman in August 2002. Since joining the PLCB, Newman has taken what was a sleepy government agency and led the development of several major initiatives. Under Newman's leadership, PLCB has expanded its premium collection sto...
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