February 27, 2016

Ontario vintner: "LCBO would like it if we all just died" -- Learn the shelf-space secret that HURTS Ontario's economy

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

In the months ahead, 150 supermarkets will be allowed to sell Ontario wine, something that’s currently verboten.

At a staged and lame photo op at a supermarket the other day, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne gave us the good news that adults in Ontario will soon be treated like adults . . . sort of.

After all, why only 150 supermarkets? Why can’t convenience stores sell vino? And why will it soon be okay to buy a bottle of Pinot Noir at Loblaws but not Jack Daniels? Guess we’re not mature enough for the hard stuff yet.

While I’m happy that Ontario’s wine makers, abused for so long, will be getting this new distribution channel, the fact remains that the biggest impediment to the growth of the Ontario wine industry has been that more than 70% of wines sold at government-owned LCBO stores are imports.

While governments of all other wine producing nations in the world – from European countries to the United States to Australia – go out of their way to prop up and even protect their domestic wine industries, Ontario does the precise opposite.

The reason? Incredibly, the LCBO actually looks upon Ontario wineries as competitors to LCBO stores.

Watch my report to hear about how the Liquor Cartel Bureaucracy of Ontario treats our domestic wine industry and you’ll see why, while it’s good that at least some supermarkets will get to sell wine in the near future, Premier Wynne’s announcement just doesn’t go far enough.

If she really cared about the Ontario wine industry and what’s good for Ontario consumers, she would privatize the abusive provincial liquor monopoly.

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commented 2016-03-05 15:52:15 -0500
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commented 2016-03-01 08:40:33 -0500
The LCBO is the largest purchaser of alcohol in the world, so with that comes purchasing power. I’d rather buy my booze from them to get the best price. Wynntard is just selling off Ontario before her reign comes to an end.
commented 2016-02-28 17:50:15 -0500
I left Ontario in 1989 to come home to the west but if somebody would have told me that Ontario in the mid 2000s would be run by a lefty lesbian that looked like Orville Redenbacher ,I would have laffed all the way to Calgary ,but now I just cry for you Argentina .
commented 2016-02-28 07:42:38 -0500
I make my own beer and wine. It is all tax free. This woman has and is killing Ontario. You can’t do anything, go anywhere, or just about do anything and she taxes it. Well, she doesn’t get booze tax from me. I also buy my liquor from the US. Beer is going up and will continue to go up thanks to that woman. Wine also. Even if you can’t make your wine at home, go to a BYO wine store and make it there. Still way cheaper than from that horrible woman. She has her nose in everything to do with beer and wine in this province, I am surprised she doesn’t go to all of the breweries and push the brewers aside, and say " I’ll take over now, I do everything else".
commented 2016-02-27 17:52:24 -0500
I go shopping at No Frills every Thursday,on the way in there is a wine shop, i have no idea what brands they carry but they sell wine,lots of it.
Anyway, miss Winny won’t get any tax out of me when it comes to wine, beer, or liquor, i don’t drink alcohol.I also gave up smoking 5 years ago so no tax there.
I am lucky i drive very little so her gouging environmental 4 cents or so on gas won’t have much affect on me.
Everything the liberals do is a tax grab disguised as a feel goody photo op about how they are doing these for the good of us,
commented 2016-02-27 17:32:26 -0500
Please Premier Wynne, save me from myself. This is just another shiny trinket to catch all the fish swimming by. It distracts them from the horror of this government’s mismanagement. Oh wozzers. I can now buy wine at Loblaws for $10/bottle when I can walk 10 feet and get it from the LCBO. Gee Whiz and Golly. Thanks a bunch.
commented 2016-02-27 16:43:58 -0500
The small Niagara area vintners and juice grape-growers have been in the Liberal crosshairs for years. It’s the same old unholy trinity of Big Government, Big Business, and Big Unions working hand-in-hand to build and maintain monopolies that are mutually beneficial. And the farm organizations are complicit as well.
commented 2016-02-27 15:54:29 -0500
the other point that NO ONE HAS REPORTED on is that this is simply a TAX.

Yes that bottle will cost more. I hope no one falls for this tax grab . . .
commented 2016-02-27 15:31:46 -0500
I think Kathy Wynne should wear a Rainbow coloured burka to the next Gay Pride Parade to show how in touch she is with the LGBT and Muslim communities.
commented 2016-02-27 14:49:48 -0500
Orville Redenbacher is now a wine promoter. Funny dat.
commented 2016-02-27 14:48:18 -0500
After seeing this, what would be great for our Provincial economy (but will never happen) is if grocery stores in Ontario who are allowed to sell wine, could ONLY sell wine made in the Province of Ontario. If customers want other wine they should have to have the inconvinience of going to the LCBO.
commented 2016-02-27 13:45:36 -0500
When things don’t seem quite right,it may be case of stupid which considering who you are dealing with not a remote possibility, or someone is propheting. Follow the money, who does the buying and what deal do they have with the suppliers. There is a middle man between the LCBO and say the French suppliers. What is their relationship with the buyer for the LCBO?
commented 2016-02-27 12:19:53 -0500
They really will never “get it” will they they Dave?

This government is so devoid of understanding/experience in skilled labor markets, business, industry, – hell they don’t do rudimentary economics or finance. If it has anything to do withy any other reality beyond a lifetime of govt. office tower, public paid desk sitting, this lot are lost. A control regime those members have never produced or marked anything, never really were exposed to the skills market of private sector employment – secluded drones controlling real production and commerce.

Add to that ineptitude the kleptocratic-socialist reflex and you see in govt. import/distribution/retail commodity monopolies and all the corruption that creates -, privilege peddling and shelf space purchasing, nepotism, . Par for the course for insulated klepto-communists.

As I say, voting this lot out is not good enough to restore some semblance of trust in government, there needs to be multiple indictments and crony-commerce system shut downs.
commented 2016-02-27 11:27:49 -0500
Its the union goons that say what AIR HEAD can do.
commented 2016-02-27 11:06:39 -0500
Wnney’s Muslim friends going to toss Wynney of the top of the CN Tower, soon as they catch on to her kinky habits. Don’t worry Wynne, it is a long drop, you will have time for a quick fisty on the way down. The falling is the good part, it’s the sudden stop at the bottom, you need to worry about. Enjoy.
commented 2016-02-27 10:50:59 -0500
Wynne relenting on wine in supermarkets is to provide a smoke screen for her budget. “Look over here, look over here”. Let these tax increases and deficit financings pass unnoticed.
commented 2016-02-27 10:35:32 -0500
Well crap again! Sorry for the double post. lol
commented 2016-02-27 10:35:00 -0500
My God Wynne is a douche. She treats Canadians like we are all idiots. I live in a small town in Southern Ontario. There are wineries all around us. Shoot, I can walk five minutes and get a good bottle of vino at a local winery. The vineyards are lovely and the winter ice wine cultivation employs local kids for a couple of weeks as does the summer and fall. Many of the wineries have special occasions and fairs to taste test their local products. My neighbour right next door is from Portugal and every year he makes his own wine in barrels. When I smell the fermentation I know some tasty vintage is on the horizon that goes great with steaks or chicken. Geesh, although not my thing, I even know some locals who have moonshine stronger than liquor that has a fruity taste. Also, the next town over sells wine and liquor at their gas station/convenience store. Jesus, how long as Wynne been living in a bubble and how long is she going to try and convince the masses that somehow selling wine in grocery stores is some sort of freedom of the people given to us by Liberals? What a farce!
commented 2016-02-27 10:34:57 -0500
My God Wynne is a douche. She treats Canadians like we are all idiots. I live in a small town in Southern Ontario. There are wineries all around us. Shoot, I can walk five minutes and get a good bottle of vino at a local winery. The vineyards are lovely and the winter ice wine cultivation employs local kids for a couple of weeks as does the summer and fall. Many of the wineries have special occasions and fairs to taste test their local products. My neighbour right next door is from Portugal and every year he makes his own wine in barrels. When I smell the fermentation I know some tasty vintage is on the horizon that goes great with steaks or chicken. Geesh, although not my thing, I even know some locals who have moonshine stronger than liquor that has a fruity taste. Also, the next town over sells wine and liquor at their gas station/convenience store. Jesus, how long as Wynne been living in a bubble and how long is she going to try and convince the masses that somehow selling wine in grocery stores is some sort of freedom of the people given to us by Liberals? What a farce!
commented 2016-02-27 10:27:29 -0500
The conclusion is right on,, privatized the industry, for myself I go to the WineRack, and I buy my J.T rich and robust made in Niagara peninsula. but the folks at the WRack can’t undercut the LCBO price, they must sell at the same price as the state monopoly , I get a small rebate because I buy a full case, still it is not free market competition. Ontario makes some pretty good wines , anyway it suits my taste and my wife’s ,
commented 2016-02-27 10:17:32 -0500
if you want wynnie out, put one of those billboards in a predominantly muzzie neighborhood
proclaiming her gayness and let them do the dirty work.
hehe…
commented 2016-02-27 09:48:14 -0500
It would be wise for the people who have come out of the closet to consider what Sharia might mean if they allow the Muslims to gain more power than they already have.
commented 2016-02-27 09:43:25 -0500
wynnie dear, jesus and the pope may forgive your transgressions but God says you are going to HELL just for being a sexually deviant vulva -slapper.
and you look ready to leave….
commented 2016-02-27 09:17:28 -0500
I’m not sure what is wrong with her. I have been buying wine at my grocery store for years. Maybe it’s just a Barrie thing as I don’t know how they do it in COTU. A lot of jaw flapping about nothing.