Published in Orchard and Vine Magazine on: October 19, 2012
You can pay me in apples. Or cherries.
Before moving to the Okanagan Valley three years ago, my husband and I thought about moving to the area and earning fruit for a living. (more…)
Published in Orchard and Vine Magazine on: October 16, 2012
With all the excitement surrounding the long awaited legislative amendment of the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act (IILA), have you taken the time to consider how the alteration may affect you and your business? The amendment is impacted by provincial law that creates some confusion regarding the real application of the IILA revision to a consumer and the true impact of the amendment, which will vary from province to province. You may choose to do nothing differently at all because the impact on you is minimal.
Posted on: October 4, 2012
It has been almost three months since the IILA amendment creating a personal consumption exemption for wine in the 1928 prohibition era legislation preventing the interprovincial shipment of wine in addition to other intoxicating beverages. So, with three months under the federal legislation’s proverbial belt, here is my question to you: do you think it is now legal for you to bring as much wine as you want into whatever Canadian province? I’ve been told by wine club managers that when they are asked by consumers if they can legally ship a case of wine anywhere in Canada, they say “yes”! It seems like it should be so simple, but when you look deeper into the legislation, the true answer to my question is not found in the IILA.