About 70 supermarkets will be selling wine by this coming fall, and that’s only the start.
It’s thought that Premier Kathleen Wynne will visit a Toronto supermarket on Thursday morning to officially announce that imported and domestic wines will eventually be sold at up to 150 grocery stores across the province.
While, a further 150 existing wine stores that are currently just outside a grocery store checkout will be permitted to move inside the store and share the checkout.
Cider too will be covered in the announcement, with Wynne also expected say that it can now be sold in any grocery store that sells beer.
Additionally, the program allowing Vintners Quality Alliance wines to be sold at farmers’ markets will expand to include fruit wines and craft cider.
The news comes just months after beer appeared on supermarket shelves for the first time since prohibition.