This is the day that you can pick up a bottle of wine while doing your grocery shopping.
The Wynne government has allowed 70 stores across the province to stock shelves with wine.
Finance Minister Charles Sousa says this move provides consumers with greater selection of local Ontario wines as well as wines from across the country and around the world.
“Being able to make one stop to pick up wine alongside other groceries will help make everyday life easier for Ontarians,” Sousa said in a press release. “Opening up this new retail channel for wine producers will also help encourage business to thrive while delivering economic growth and job creation in Ontario’s beverage alcohol, agriculture and tourism sectors.”
The winning grocers were selected by a competitive bidding process held by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Wine will be available at both independent and chain grocery stores.
Included on the list is Starsky’s Fine Foods in Hamilton as well as various Metro and Sobeys grocery stores. The complete list of stores can be found here.