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 02.17.2015 | 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...

Competition Bureau Eyeing The Beer Store

The Globe and Mail | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Business

The federal Competition Bureau says it is studying the differences in the beer industry in Quebec and in Ontario, casting an eye on Ontario’s big-br...

Mac's vs. LCBO

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Mac's Convenience Stores Inc. is promising to invest $54 million dollars to build 27 new convenience stores in Ontario if it is granted the ...

Restaurants To LCBO: We Want The 'Diplomat' Discount

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Ontario's restaurant owners want the province's liquor agency to give them the same deep discounts it gives to the diplomatic community.The L...

Feds Get 49 Per Cent Discount On Booze

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Ontario's liquor board has sweetened an already sweet deal for the federal government and foreign diplomats as it chops the prices they pay f...

Is Ontario's Liquor Monopoly Targeting Kids?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Business

Some Ontario parents are accusing the LCBO, the province's monopoly liquor retailer, of having found a sneaky back-door way to advertise to kids: Get ...

Booze In Ontario Convenience Stores?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa isn't shutting the door to selling alcohol in convenience stores — a move the governing Liberals ha...

No LCBO Strike! Let's Contemplate This With Music

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada Music

Citizens of Ontario, rejoice! The LCBO strike has been averted. With that haunting specter no longer looming over our heads, we are free to go fort...

Death to the LCBO

VICE | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada Politics

Canadian-style liquor store setups are exceedingly rare. There are almost no countries that require you to purchase spirits in the manner that we are accustomed to. In Communist China, it's a free-for-all. Almost nobody does it like we do, Canada. We're an outlier. We're a weirdo.