The Vancouver International Wine Festival turns 37 next week, and having attended all of them I can say it's a special week for all wine drinkers. I have to say I admire the winery people who make the trek to B.C. and, maybe most of all, the unbridled enthusiasm shown by the public along with their thirst - figuratively and literally - for wine.
Premier Kathleen Wynne is putting on hold a plan to set up liquor store outlets in select grocery stores, saying it doesn't make sense to continue with the "isolated plan" as the government considers other changes to Ontario's alcohol distribution system.
The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary has entered into a Marketing Agreement with SHOP.CA for SHOP.CA to provide an online marketing platform for the wines offered for sale by WineOnline under license. No other wine manufacturer or distributor will be given an online marketing platform on the SHOP.CA e-Commerce site.
But more and more brewers say they're facing a glass ceiling for their business model. The culprit? The current provincial liquor regime. The main symbol of their frustration, at least from the viewpoint of microbrewers? The Beer Store.