Pennsylvanians embraced their new ability to easily order wine directly from out of state, receiving $24.3 million worth at their homes or other addresses in the year ended June 30, according to new data from the state Liquor Control Board.

To obtain a license to ship directly to Pennsylvania consumers, a company had to show that it had a producer's license in its home state. But that did not prevent entities that appear primarily to be online retailers from dominating the field.

"We do plan to reinforce to all [direct wine shippers] that they are only authorized to ship into Pennsylvania wines they produce," PLCB spokeswoman Elizabeth Brassell said.