One-stop shopping will take on a new meaning by the end of this year, with word of a provincial plan for wine to be sold on grocery store shelves, alongside beer.
According to a report in The Star, the province is poised to allow 70 additional supermarkets to sell wine; half would be licensed to sell Ontario VQA wines, while the other half would be permitted to sell both domestic and international selections.
However, after a phase-in period of three years, all outlets would be allowed to sell both.
Supermarkets which currently house stand-alone wine shops would see that product moved onto store shelves.
An official announcement is expected by the end of this month.