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Hawaii. Go or No Go?

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Our local Total Wine is still running ads in the paper. Does that mean they are open?
I think they are open, but i have not been in recently. I know our local store was promoting curbside pickup.
 

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California stores seem to be open, so that bodes well.

Cheers.
In Washington, the marijuana shops are open as well. It's considered an essential business. :D

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California stores seem to be open, so that bodes well.

Cheers.
I've been ordering lately from Vivino. I've compared their prices to wine.com and Costco, and they are as good or better in most cases. Using the Vivino app at Costco you can take a picture of a bottle and it will tell you their price (along with a full rating and review of the wine). Very handy. You can also take a picture of the wine list in a restaurant (if we ever get to go to one again) and will scan the wine list and rate each wine, and you can get a review of it.
 

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Our local Total Wine is still running ads in the paper. Does that mean they are open?
Total Wines is an essential employers. Liked Costco, Trader Joe’s and your state Alcohol Beverage stores. LOL.
 

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The State Liquor Stores are clearly essential (and open) here. Booze stuffs $$$ into the State coffers. In the grocery stores the shelves are full of beer and wine. Just don't expect TP or paper towels to be available to wipe up spills.
 

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Just don't expect TP or paper towels to be available to wipe up spills.
Sorry, who wipes up alcohol spills rather than slurping them up? Business as usual here :)

On another board I have read that state liquor stores in PA are not "critical" enough to be open.

Cheers.
 

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In Washington, the marijuana shops are open as well. It's considered an essential business. :D
Same in Colorado. The dispensaries and liquor stores were specifically listed as "essential" stores that could remain open amid the state-wide shelter in place directive.

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Same in Colorado. The dispensaries and liquor stores were specifically listed as "essential" stores that could remain open amid the state-wide shelter in place directive.

Kurt
I am not sure if all dispensaries are considered essential in California, but i know the ones licensed to sell "medical" marijuana are technically pharmacies so they are considered essential.
 

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In Washington, the marijuana shops are open as well. It's considered an essential business. :D

Dave
It should be essential in Washington! DC, I mean.


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Its a simple explanation, pot shops bring in huge tax revenue, ergo they are essential.


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The State Liquor Stores are clearly essential (and open) here. Booze stuffs $$$ into the State coffers. In the grocery stores the shelves are full of beer and wine. Just don't expect TP or paper towels to be available to wipe up spills.
The main reason that the shelves are full with beer and wine is that most places require ID to get alcohol and, therefore, you can't buy it using the delivery or pick-up services that many people are using to comply with social distancing requirements. I agree that alcohol is highly taxed so that it does bring in money to coffers. One interesting thing about Hawaii versus NY is that Hawaii taxes food in supermarkets and NY doesn't so that Hawaii is still getting the GET on all the necessary food being bought where NY is not.
 

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An interesting article in the WSJ talked about 'essentials' around the globe. France has baguettes, Belgium frites, and the Netherlands cannabis.
 

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The main reason that the shelves are full with beer and wine is that most places require ID to get alcohol and, therefore, you can't buy it using the delivery or pick-up services that many people are using to comply with social distancing requirements.
Actually, it can be delivered. it just needs an adult to sign for it. We periodically have wine shipped with no problem.

Cheers.
 

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FWIW I overheard a gentleman at Trader Joes who said that he just bought toilet paper at the liquor store. I presume that makes it "essential." ;)

Our local ale house has added curbside grocery selling food, bleach and TP via their wholesale connections. Of course you can also pick up your favorite ale. Prices are reasonable too - less than some of the grocery stores. Nice to support local businesses.
 

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Actually, it can be delivered. it just needs an adult to sign for it. We periodically have wine shipped with no problem.

Cheers.
We usually get our wine and beer from Sam's or Target where the shelves I am sure are full. Both of those websites will not sell without an ID to show the checkout person. We have gotten wine delivered before from a wine wholesaler and an adult only needed to sign on delivery.
 

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We usually get our wine and beer from Sam's or Target where the shelves I am sure are full. Both of those websites will not sell without an ID to show the checkout person. We have gotten wine delivered before from a wine wholesaler and an adult only needed to sign on delivery.
We’ve bought through Shipt from Meijer and we can buy alcohol. They take a scan of your drivers license as proof of age.
 

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In Washington you can get almost any booze at Costco and a few blocks away from Costco is the pot store right in front of Winco. Both places are busy. Oddly, I have enough booze and pot stocked up to last a long time but I don't really drink, smoke or toke anymore.

It looks like the family Hawaii trip is off for New Years. I haven't cancelled yet but odds are I will. Never was a huge fan of Waikiki anyway.

Bill
 

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Two days ago I shopped at a large package store to buy a case of Yuengling and a case Harpoon beer, I ended up with two cases of Harpoon.

There were much less than half the usual number cases. Many brands gone. Plenty of expensive 6-packs in the refrig.

Either they are reluctant to restock or beer is being stockpiled.
 
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Actually, it can be delivered. it just needs an adult to sign for it. We periodically have wine shipped with no problem.

Cheers.

We belong to couple of wine clubs, where the winery ships a case of wine periodically throughout the year. I noticed the charge from Tobin James winery hit my credit card last weekend,, had to make a quick call to have the shipment rerouted from work to my home address... Not sure when i will be back in the office.
 

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We belong to couple of wine clubs, where the winery ships a case of wine periodically throughout the year. I noticed the charge from Tobin James winery hit my credit card last weekend,, had to make a quick call to have the shipment rerouted from work to my home address... Not sure when i will be back in the office.
We have moved all of our mail to the UPS store in the Village, so they sign for everything. We only belong to local Santa Cruz Mountains wineries where we can pick up. They can hold it for us for now. We'll be back to visit them :)

Cheers.
 

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In Washington you can get almost any booze at Costco and a few blocks away from Costco is the pot store right in front of Winco. Both places are busy. Oddly, I have enough booze and pot stocked up to last a long time but I don't really drink, smoke or toke anymore.

It looks like the family Hawaii trip is off for New Years. I haven't cancelled yet but odds are I will. Never was a huge fan of Waikiki anyway.

Bill
If you go now you would love Waikiki now. It is more like Molokai than what Waikiki was!!!
 
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