Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Thursday morning that wine is going to join beer and ciders at some grocery stores.
By the fall wine will be sold at 70 supermarkets, eventually that number will go up to 150 supermarkets.
There are a few catches to this plan, the wine must cost at least $10.95, and many of the stores will only be allowed to sell exclusively Ontario wines.
A program allowing Vintners Quality Alliance wines to be sold at farmers’ markets will also expand to include fruit wines and craft cider.
News of the changes follow last year’s decision by the Liberal government to let some grocery stores sell six packs of beer.
The LCBO will continue to move towards an online retail option, but the province has ruled out any further privatization.
There will be no private wine or craft beer stores outside of grocery stores.
And the province will not pursue full-scale privatization like Alberta and other provinces have.
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