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Liquor Boards Provide Partial Relaxation of Wine Shipping Law PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Hicken   
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 21:34
Canada's liquor boards appear to be moving to a partial relaxation of the current prohibition on shipment of wine between provinces by indicating that they will permit the movement of liquor in limited quantities between provinces but only if the liquor is personally transported (not shipped) and only if the liquor is for personal consumption. While this is a move in the right direction, it does not solve the problem for Canada's wineries of reaching customers directly in other provinces and does not provide consumers with proper consumer choice. It's also questionable whether it can be accomplished under Canada's current wine laws: see this Shipping Law Update August 2011 for further details.