For a province beginning to liberalize the sale of alcohol, the wine and spirits home delivery is another sign of change in Ontario. On the same day Grocery Gateway announced its new booze delivery, the Ontario government will table a budget that will open up beer sales in grocery stores in the next two years.
Any customer ordering $45 or more on groceries will get an option to buy alcohol — provided the customer is of age. The delivery truck drivers will have to inspect government-issued identification from buyers to make sure they are at least 19.
Grocery Gateway already delivers beer from Steamwhistle Brewery. The company stresses it is not selling the alcohol, only delivering it. Pricing for any alcoholic product is set by LCBO and will cost the same as LCBO locations. There will be an additional $1.50 delivery feel for every alcoholic item, but only to a maximum of $10.
A selection of 160 different wine and spirits will be available to start.
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