Bottles Of Bombay Sapphire Gin Recalled In Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Business

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is recalling 1.14-litre bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin.

LCBO Staff Vote 93% In Favour Of Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Business

The LCBO said it anticipates reaching a fair settlement in bargaining that its employees would consider and accept before actually going on strike.

Ontario To Sell Booze Online, And Deliver To Your Door

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Business

Finance Minister Charles Sousa says shows the government-owned liquor agency's commitment to evolve and modernize.

Heavily Regulated Marijuana Distribution No Benefit To Ontarians

Aaron Binder | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

The LCBO is hoping to cash in on marijuana sales. The dubious reasoning being that they, and only they, are capable of handling the burdensome task of quenching the insatiable thirst of millions of Ontarian adults -- so obviously they and only they are responsible enough to distribute marijuana. Too bad Ontarians don't view it this way.

It's About To Get More Expensive To Smoke, Drink Wine In Ontario

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2017 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Ontario government tackled a number of key vices in its 2016 budget, making it costlier to smoke and consume certain types of alcohol ...

Wine Coming To 300 Ontario Supermarkets

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2017 | Canada Business

Cider will also be allowed.

Counting Down To Valentine's Day And Sparkling Rosés At Vintages

Heather Wall | Posted 02.05.2017 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

This February 6th VINTAGES has some delicious sparkling Rosés hitting the shelves. Sexy bottles and packaging are sure to entice even the most scrupulous buyer. Pair them with chocolate dipped strawberries, truffles, liquid cherries, red roses, and you've got a date!

Video Shows Angry Crowd Confronting Officer During Arrest At LCBO

CBC | CBC News | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada

The person who posted the 16-minute video claims it shows the result of an unprovoked assault by an officer who was discriminating against black people.

Ruffino Is A Lesson In Tuscan Terroir And Mamma

Heather Wall | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

"Storytellers connect people, reflect culture and inspire discovery through the art of storytelling," according the Storytellers of Canada: The Art of...

LCBO Spent Over $250K Fighting Order To Stop Collecting Personal Info

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada

The LCBO is destroying the personal information of wine, beer and spirit club members that the privacy commissioner said it was wrong to collect — but only after putting up a legal fight.

Ontario's Soviet-Era Alcohol Quotas Punish Businesses for Profitability

Aaron Binder | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Aaron Binder

"Sorry sir, we've reached our sales quota, you'll have to wait until next year to buy beer." Words from a Soviet-era dispensary or a modern day grocery store? The government announced it was building a program to allow alcohol sales outside of the traditional methods -- unfortunately, any grocer selling six-packs will only be able to sell up to a maximum quota or run the risk of additional charges for meeting consumer demand.

'Craft Beer Zones' To Appear At LCBO

CBC | Posted 09.18.2016 | Canada Business

The LCBO has opened its first "Craft Beer Zone" at Toronto's Summerhill store — the first of 25 planned for the province. In a statement, the ...

You're Good at Wine Tasting - You Just Don't Know it Yet.

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Wine snobs are people who make other people feel silly about not being able to identify the right flavours in a wine or not being able to identify what region a wine comes from. If we want people to appreciate wine as a part of culture and gastronomy, then why are we acting like enjoying wine is an exclusive club?

These Wines Are Your Answer for the Dog Days of Summer

Heather Wall | Posted 08.20.2016 | 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 07.27.2016 | 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 06.05.2016 | 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 05.12.2016 | 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 05.03.2016 | 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 ...