POLITICS

B.C. and Saskatchewan allow booze to flow in new wine and spirits deal

07/17/2015 11:53 EDT | Updated 07/17/2016 05:59 EDT
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - If you're in Saskatchewan you'll be able to order British Columbia wines online — and in B.C., Saskatchewan's dill pickle vodka will be for sale.

Premier Christy Clark says the two provinces are making it easier to order B.C. wine online and to buy specialty Saskatchewan spirits.

She suggests her fellow B.C. residents try dill pickle vodka with clamato juice.

Clark says Canada is a big country and premiers should allow more unfettered inter-provincial trade.

B.C. dropped trade barriers to wine from anywhere in the country a few years ago but Clark says its liquor board did not take a hit.

She says people want to be able to enjoy wine and spirits from outside the provinces where they live in.

Nova Scotia announced last month that it will allow wine drinkers in the eastern province to have their favourite Canadian vintages delivered to their homes for personal use without going through the provincial liquor commission.

It became the third province to remove barriers on the importation of wine, joining British Columbia and Manitoba.