The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's state store at 1913 Chestnut St. will close after business Tuesday, Aug. 13.
The next day at 11 a.m., a larger store will open about two blocks away, at 2040 Market St. (the former AAA building).
The new store - branded as a Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store - will have a center table with a tasting bar. Regular hours will be 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Wednesday's grand opening will be accompanied by tastings (boosted by nibbles by Du Jour Café) for those 21 and older.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Chairman’s Selection tastings with Steve Pollack
Paul Buecher Réserve Personnelle Gewurztraminer 2011
Rialto La Contessa Rosso 2011
Stonehedge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Justin Sauvignon Blanc 2012
• 2 - 4 p.m.: Spirits tastings with John S. Cooper & Herman Mihalich of Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey
Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey - $38.99 (Code 30408)
Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Vermouth Finish - $43.99 (Code 7103)
• 6 - 8 p.m.: Wine tastings with store wine specialist Andrew Tyson
Achaval Ferrer Malbec 2011 - $29.99 (Code 46626)
Foxen Vineyards Chardonnay Block UU 2011 - $29.99 (Code 31757)
Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne - $39.99 (Code 29595)
vietti Barolo Castiglione 2009 - $39.99 (Code 38716)