Pennsylvania Governor-2 Gov. Tom Wolf purchases wine and beer after a press conference in September to introduce the sale of wine at Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Gov. Tom Wolf purchases wine and beer after a press conference in September to introduce the sale of wine at Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s decision last year to finally allow wine to be sold in grocery stores won praise in many corners. Still, some worried it could cut into sales at the long-established state store system.

On Thursday, the state Liquor Control Board acknowledged a dip — of sorts. It said state stores located near grocery and convenience stores that sell high volumes of wine had seen lower rates of sales growth than projected before the law’s passage.

“It’s not like our year-to-year wine sales are down,” LCB…