Import News & Industry Updates

BC wineries to benefit from Interprovincial Trade Agreement

British Columbia’s new interprovincial trade agreement with Ontario and Quebec will cut red tape for B.C. wineries and increase market access for the world renowned wines produced throughout the province.

CLICK HERE to read the full story from BC Government News
 


Anthony Gismondi: Why shut out the rest of the world? Vancouver Sun wine columnist Anthony Gismondi

Vancouver Sun wine columnist Anthony Gismondi

"WHY SHUT OUT THE REST OF THE WORLD?: ........Nobody has a problem supporting local wines and giving them a break (although sales, prices and profits would suggest they are doing just fine), but why is government and its wholesale and retail liquor arms shutting out the rest of the world’s wine with punitive taxes and sad-sack distribution tactics such as confining restaurant purchases to government retail stores?"


LCLB Policy Directive 16-08: Prohibition on Inducements

Policy Directive 16-08 is to remind industry of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act prohibition on inducements.

To view this policy directive follow this link: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/lclb/docs-forms/policy-directive-2016-08.pdf


LCLB Policy Directive 16-4: New minimum liquor prices at all retail stores

Policy Directive 16-04 announces new minimum liquor prices in Licensee Retail Stores (LRS), Wine Stores and Manufacturer On-site stores. The same policies will apply to BC Liquor Stores (i.e. LDB stores) and Rural Agency Stores. These prices will come into effect May 1, 2016.

To view this policy directive follow this link:  http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/lclb/docs-forms/policy-directive-2016-04.pdf

Liquor Control and Licensing Branch


LCLB Policy Directive 16-2: New special licence for 100% BC Wine

Please see the attached Policy Directive 16-02.

This policy directive announces the creation of the new special wine store licence for the sale of 100% B.C. wine from grocery store shelves, and establishes auctions to determine eligibility for grocery stores to apply for this licence. 

http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/lclb/docs-forms/policy-directive-2016-02.pdf

Liquor Control and Licensing Branch