I am wondering about the alcohol statistics of states that have alcohol readily available as opposed to those that don't. What I mean by readily available, is that it is sold in convenience stores next to the bread and milk. Here in VA beer and wine are sold in grocery stores and convenience stores, but hard liquor is sold in a state store. I wonder how the ready availability of liquor affects the population if at all.. In PA no alcoholic beverages are sold in the grocery or convenience stores.