I promised to keep you updated (see the first part of the story here), so…
In the case Pennsylvania vs. 2,447 Bottles of Wine (yes, really)¹, news is that the judge has decided that the fine wine, confiscated from a collector under the State’s fierce laws on alcohol sales, is to be destroyed.
So for the wine lovers amongst you, this may actually be Monday tears rather than a Monday smile! 😉
[For the numerically OCD (like me!): 2,447 bottles were initially confiscated, 1,047 returned to the collector for ‘personal use’ as a settlement part-way through the case, some broken, some used in evidence, 1,352 to be destroyed.]
Bloomberg has the full story here. The only hope is that the application by the Attorney General’s office for a waiting period of 30 days before proceeding with the destruction, in case of appeal, might be granted.
Watch this space…
¹ Full citation: Pennsylvania v. 2,447 Bottles of Wine, CP-15-MD-3176-2014, Court of Common Pleas, Chester County, Pennsylvania (West Chester).
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