Category Archives: rickwine, The Blog

Blog posts by Rick

What would you do with $500,000? If you’re the LCBO you design a new logo because the old one reminded people of wine. Wow. Time to end the monopoly

logologoThis is what gets me mad the most: “We made a conscious decision not to spend a lot of money frivolously on throwing things out that are perfectly good just because it had a different logo on it,” LCBO spokesperson Lisa Murray told Newstalk radio 1010. Continue reading


Big LCBO event puts Ontario wines front and centre (and why privatization makes such good sense)


SHINE [on], Ontario, SHINE [on]. That is the slogan for the upcoming month-long Ontario LCBO wine promotion that includes this year’s largest contingent of Ontario wines released on Saturday at Vintages. Continue reading


A Canada Day wine column (sort of), plus 10 great Canadian wines and a word from FreeMyGrapes


Yeah, yeah, it’s Canada Day (or close enough) and everyone’s talking about Canadian wines and raising a glass of this and raising a glass of that from somewhere, anywhere in this great land. Continue reading

A compelling case for privatizing the wine and beer industry in Ontario (and what we can do to help)


May Two-Four is a special weekend in Ontario. It is when we finally head outdoors to celebrate the glorious beginnings of summer. Continue reading


The Okanagan Crush Pad a prime example of what happens in a progressive wine industry (Ontario take note)


In so many ways, the wine industry in British Columbia has evolved much more rapidly than in here in Ontario. Continue reading