Will Wine Be Sold At Mississauga Grocery Stores?

Published February 12, 2016 at 7:22 pm


Wine Wednesdays (and Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays) may just get a whole lot more exciting! Licenses for Ontario grocery stores to sell wine alongside their newly introduced beer sales are in talks, and Mississauga grocery stores might just be on that fateful list.

While no official list has been released, the Toronto Star reports that 70 lucky grocery stores in Ontario will be granted licenses for privately-run wine distribution outlets, and this number could more than double in the years to come. What’s the catch? Once we find out where exactly the wine will be sold, the bottles won’t hit shelves until later in the year. 

Mississauga residents should be happy to know that the implementation of wine sales in our grocery stores will not only benefit us, but since special protection is being given to Ontario wineries, our local wine-makers will benefit too. As 35 of the 70 outlets will be exclusive to locally produced wines, it’s a win(e)-win(e) for everyone. Meanwhile, the remaining 35 outlets will be able to bid on both foreign and domestic wines to add a bit of variety. 

For myself as a Mississauga native, I’ve recently learned just how convenient wine in grocery stores will be. Having lived in the U.K. for the past four months, I was able to stock up on wine (and beer and spirits) on my one-stop grocery shop each week. You may not have realised it just yet, but once the grocery stores in Mississauga start shelving wine, you’ll wonder how you’ve gotten by without it all along. 

Until the list is released, I’m sure we’ll get along fine. 

But once the announcement is made, which Mississauga grocery store do you want to see selling wine later this year? 

Let us know in the comments!

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