In New Hampshire the state runs the majority of the wine and all the liquor stores. It used to be tough to find anything except wines with high production numbers here but in the past year or two I see more and more wines like Dunn, Merry Edwards, Sea Smoke & Rochioli to name a few I've recently picked up. Other mailing list only wines, even cult cabs have been showing up more frequently too.
They've obviously always had the buying power to load up on expensive wines (they always buy heavily in the best Bordeaux vintages) but I'm wondering if they have better buyers now, if these are more readily available due to the down economy or if they finally got through on mailing lists or what. Maybe these wines are always readily available on shelves elsewhere but if not is anyone else seeing more of these wines in their local stores? I'm not complaining, very good prices and no shipping or taxes here, just curious what's going on in other places.