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These Wines Are Your Answer for the Dog Days of Summer

Heather Wall | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

There's nothing like a cold, thirst quenching Riesling with racy acidity by the pool. A Sparkling wine is never wrong in a perfectly chilled flute for Sunday brunch or afternoon tea and a slightly chilled rich Chardonnay is the perfect heat busting nightcap.

Ontario Is in the Middle of a Booze Revolution

Aaron Binder | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

In a landmark legal filing, Jesse Razaqpur and Charles Benoit, owners of the Toronto Distillery Company, have sued the LCBO over what they claim is the unfair practice of enforcing distillers to sell their product for the same price as at LCBO retail stores and then pay the same markup amount in tax to the LCBO. It goes without saying that this court case could hold sweeping consequences for the LCBO should the Ontario Superior Court rule in favour of the Toronto Distillery and other, larger distillers begin to seek similar legal action.

LCBO Hauls In $5 Billion As Ontarians Buy More Booze Than Ever

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontarians bought more booze in the previous fiscal year than ever before, with sales at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario topping $5 billi...

Ontario's Craft Distillers Complain Of Prohibition-Era Laws

CP | Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario craft distillers say they feel they're being unfairly singled out by Prohibition-era laws that don't apply to their fellow beer and ...

Ontario Needs to Allow Competition for its Alcohol Industry to Prosper

Aaron Binder | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

The Ontario Liberal government's recent announcement to allow beer sales in grocery stores and craft brewer membership to The Beer Store's executive board is a first step to actually repealing prohibitive practices from production to distribution to consumer rights. But from the production to the sales process, Ontario liquor laws are antiquated as the ideals that formed them. This prohibition won't end in earnest until the playing field is leveled and competition, real competition, is allowed in Ontario.

WATCH: How Do You Buy Booze In Canada? Let Us Count The Ways

Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada

Ontario announced some changes to the way they will allow people to buy beer on Thursday. In a big change, the province will allow beer to be sold in...

Ontario To Hike Taxes On Beer

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- Ontario's Liberal government plans to hike the tax on beer and sell a majority stake in Hydro One, a huge transmission utility, to raise ab...

Wine Suggestions For a Hoppy Easter

Heather Wall | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

Easter long weekend with a new VINTAGES release hopping in to your local LCBO on April 4th. Our family and friends will gather around Easter feasts and no matter what is on offer -- turkey, ham, lamb, Prime Rib or fish -- VINTAGES has plenty of wine for a hippity-hoppity Happy Easter.

Ontario's Booze Plans Unfair, Could Mean Violence Against Women: Critics

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Business

The Ontario Liberal government’s plan to liberalize the selling of beer and wine hasn’t even been officially announced, but it’s already being d...

Ontario To Auction Off Licences To Sell Beer, Wine In Supermarkets

Toronto Star | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Business

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government will auction off licences to sell beer and wine in about 300 supermarkets with no single grocer allowed to buy m...

Coming Soon To An Ontario Supermarket Near You: Beer And Wine

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Business

It's something that Ontarians have been thirsting for: the ability to purchase alcohol from places other than the LCBO and The Beer Store (also The Wi...

Ontario Freezes Plan To Put Liquor Stores In Supermarkets

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario is putting on hold a plan to set up liquor store outlets in select grocery stores.Premier Kathleen Wynne says it doesn't make sense ...

Wynne Vows Action On Secret LCBO-Beer Store Deal

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The relationship between the foreign-owned Beer Store consortium and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario looks unfair and will "absolutely" ...

$1.4-Billion Lawsuit Launched Over Secret LCBO-Beer Store Deal

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Business

A Burlington, Ont., pub owner has launched a class-action lawsuit over a secretive deal between the province’s monopoly liquor retailer and its mono...

New VINTAGES Wine Suggestions For Happier Holidays

Heather Wall | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

My love affair with Cava continues. Pale lemon green with lots of tiny persistent bubbles. The nose is clean and offers green apple, lemon, lemon zest, biscuit, pear. The palate is dry with lively acidity and noted baked bread. The length is medium on a crisp palate cleansing finish. Not overly complex but good quality and the price is right!

Secret LCBO-Beer Store Deal Has Industry Up In Arms

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A national restaurant group is asking the Competition Bureau to launch an official investigation into a non-compete deal between the Liquor ...

The Beer Store's Secret Sweetheart Deal With LCBO Revealed

The Toronto Star | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Business

Thanks to a whistleblower, we now have the secret details of how Ontarians are being hosed by The Beer Store with the wilful involvement of elected of...

Ontarians Could See Big Changes To How They Buy Booze

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario consumers could see major changes to the way beer, wine and spirits are sold if the Liberal government adopts the recommendations of...

New at Vintages in November

Heather Wall | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

The VINTAGES section of your local LCBO may be a bit of a mystery to you. The name itself suggests "Wine Snobs Only Please." Yes, VINTAGES is classed as the fine wine and premium spirits business of the LCBO, but excellent value limited quantity wines can be found if you venture inside.

It's Time for Ontario to Liberate Local Beer

Mike Schreiner | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

It's time for Ontario to liberate local beer. It makes no sense to persist in enabling big beer to have an unfair advantage over our homegrown craft breweries.

Onex, Union Offer To Buy LCBO For 11 Billion: Report

CTV Toronto | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Business

A consortium led by Ontario’s largest union is offering to buy a majority stake in the LCBO for $11 billion, CTV News has learned. The Ontario Pu...

LCBO Campaign Against Pregnant Women Drinking Called 'Offensive'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada Living

An LCBO ad campaign urging pregnant women against drinking resulted in negative press for the crown corporation. The campaign, called "Love Your B...

Raise A Glass To Fine Ontario Wines

Hon. David C. Onley | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada
Hon. David C. Onley

Today, viticulture is thriving in Ontario, with more than 180 wineries responsible for just over 70 per cent of total Canadian wine production, contributing an estimated $3.3 billion to the province's economy in 2011, many thousands of direct and indirect jobs, as well as $644 million in tourism and tourism employment, according to the Ontario Winery and Grower Alliance of Ontario.

Why I Don't Support The Deregulation Of Alcohol In Ontario

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Beer Store President Ted Moroz recently came out against deregulation, warning that "alcohol prices will increase if the provincial government deregulates the sale of booze". He added, "Drinkers should expect to pay an average of $10 more for a two-four if corner stores are allowed to sell suds".

Liquor Coming To Ontario's Grocery Stores: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Business

Ontario’s Liberal government is planning to allow liquor sales in grocery stores — but only through the existing liquor monopoly. Finance Minis...