Sunday, July 1, 2012

WINE FREEDOM BECOMES LAW IN CANADA by Philip S. Kampe


With just the stroke of a pen, the bill to eliminate the Canadian federal Law of not being able to transport wine across provincial borders became law on Thursday, June 28th.
Shirley-Anne George, with the Canadian Alliance of Wine Consumers said the prohibition-era law never made any sense to her.
Shirley-Anne said "Can you imagine somebody in France saying that a Parisian could not order a case of Burgundy?"
George said "Why is it acceptable here?"
The bill is important to small wineries that want to sell their wine directly to Canadians nationally.
The wine freedom bill cleared the Senate earlier in the month.
This is a big victory for the Canadian wine business and consumer, alike.

PHILIP S.KAMPE
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