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Winners and losers with grocery store wine and cider hitting the shelves in Ontario


Updated: Sometime this fall, as grapes in Ontario vineyards reach their plump and ripe potential, a brave new world begins in this province with the first bottles of wine hitting shelves at select grocery stores. Continue reading


Prince Edward County’s Rosehall Run winery is getting all gussied up for its 10th anniversary of the opening of their tasting room and 15th anniversary of the planting of their vineyards with the release of their first sparkling wines. Continue reading

Wine company Colio purchases Thornbury Cidery in Ontario

Thornbury_WebSlider3cWine producer Colio Estate has jumped head-first into the growing Ontario craft cider industry with the purchase of Thornbury Cidery. Continue reading

At long last, good news for Ontario craft cider producers: Coming to a grocery store near you soon

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Ontario craft ciders are about to enjoy their moment in the sun as part of the province’s upcoming announcement to allow wine sales in grocery stores as early as this fall. Continue reading

LCBO union head throws a hissy fit over wine sales in grocery stores (his rant his pure gold!)


If you weren’t convinced before that a government plan to allow wine sales in grocery stores in Ontario is a good thing, then this press release from the LCBO’s comical union boss should convince you otherwise. This is pure gold from Warren (Smokey) Thomas, spoken like a man who just emerged from his prehistoric cave and is throwing a hissy fit. Hilarious. I present the full news release in all its original glory because, well, you can’t make this shit up: Continue reading

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