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New tax on Canadian wine will have 'dire consequences,' industry warns

April 05, 2021

In June 2022, the federal government will start charging Canadian winemakers an excise duty at the time they bottle their wine. The duty amounts to 50 cents a bottle and it's a tax that makers of wine from 100-per-cent Canadian grapes have not had to pay since 2006, an exemption the government put in place to support local producers.