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04/17/15

Ontario announced Thursday it will allow beer to be sold in hundreds of grocery stores. Here's how alcohol is sold in other Canadian provinces:

04/17/15

"This is a monumental day for craft brewers and for all consumers in Ontario," said Cam Heaps, co-founder of Steam Whistle Brewing and chair of Ontario Craft Brewers.

04/17/15

Small wine makers not thrilled that plans to bring wine to grocery stores reportedly stalled by the province

04/16/15

Last month, Ontarians were toasting news that the province would soon allow beer and wines sales in some grocery stores, but now oenophiles have been told to put a cork in it.

04/16/15

Small wine makers not thrilled that plans to bring wine to grocery stores reportedly stalled by the province

04/16/15

Ontarians will soon be able to buy beer in some 300 supermarkets, but the more complicated expansion of wine sales in grocery stores is going to take longer to uncork, the Star has learned

04/15/15

By now you've seen and heard about the April 1 launch of BC Wine Institute's first "wine on grocery shelves" BC VQA wine store: Wines of British Columbia Save-On-Foods South Point in South Surrey. It represents the first time in BC that a BC VQA wine store operating agreement has been granted to a grocer, which we believe is a positive step forward in enhancing the effectiveness of these unique, direct from farm retail sales licences.

04/13/15

It's a new year in the Okanagan and as the sap begins to push, the dreams of most producers turn to thoughts of the best growing season ever. Much has changed over the last decade but if you are thinking the wines are better than ever it is more than that

04/10/15

If Ontario allows beer and wine sold in supermarkets, liquor should be too, says Spirits Canada

04/10/15

"I would say the Shores of Erie, that weekend is as good as a month of sales here in retail," said Stephen Mitchell, the president of the Sprucewood Shores Winery and the Essex and Pelee Island Coast Growers Association. Kelly O'Rourke, the director of the festival, said the economic benefit on the region was $2.8 million in 2014, based on the Ontario Tourism Regional Economic Impact Model (TREIM).

04/09/15

Depth of snow means vineyard crews haven't been able to get out into the fields to prune and tie up the viines

04/09/15

Ontario may soon allow its restaurants, clubs and pubs to sell beer for home consumption. In the whole Canada, there are only six provinces that allow these establishments as part of their liquor license to sell beer for home consumption.

04/09/15

Under it's far-reaching liquor policy changes, the province is proposing to to put into play a limited number of VQA licences, which will allow grocery stores, like Houser's East Vancouver Super Valu, to sell made-in-B.C. wine.

04/08/15

"We're way up from last year," said Andy Gebert, co-owner. "I think it's the good weather in the Okanagan, everybody likes to come and take in spring. After the winter it's nice to see visitors coming back and enjoying the Okanagan with all the great restaurants and of course the wine."

04/08/15

The Shores of Erie International Wine Festival has been cancelled, according to the event's director, Kelly O'Rourke. She would not give any further details.

04/08/15

The industry group Restaurants Canada says six provinces, including Quebec and British Columbia, already allow restaurants and bars to sell beer for home consumption as part of their liquor licences.

04/08/15

California wine is coming to Ottawa

04/08/15

The Okanagan region of British Columbia yields successful wines

04/07/15

Restaurants Canada wants to change all that by bringing what's known as "off-sales" to the province, which means allowing licensed restaurants to sell beer, wine and cider to patrons who want to take it home.

04/03/15

The B.C. government has launched an era of wine sales in grocery stores with a pilot project in a Surrey supermarket touted for being convenient to customers, but criticized as a measure that will doom independent liquor retailers.

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