Philly’s First Grocery Store with Wine

Port Richmond's IGA is the first to begin selling wine.

The Richmond Bottle Shop
within the IGA Super Market at 2497 Aramingo Avenue is now selling wine. Thanks to the law change that went into effect in early August, grocery stores can now get in the wine business in Pennsylvania. The governor’s office announced the first 84 stores that will carry wine outside Pennsylvania’s Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores less than a month ago and the Port Richmond supermarket was the only Philadelphia grocery store on the initial list.

Keith Wallace, founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia is curating the wine selection. There are currently 100 selections available and Wallace plans to expand his selections that range from pink moscato to his recommended syrahs.

Wallace is doing his consulting pro bono, the only stipulation is that the Bottle Shop hire one of his students when the shop is profitable.

First in Philly [Wine School of Philadelphia]