No joke: Costs could jump for higher-end bottles starting April 1, and critics say B.C. could lose even more business to Alberta
The Alberta Liquor Store Association
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A $40 bottle of wine in B.C. will cost as much as $56 next year if the province goes ahead with a new wholesale pricing system.
That was the warning Wednesday from Vancouver wine industry lawyer Mark Hicken, who feels the wholesale price model that takes effect on April 1, 2015 has serious flaws.
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“A liquor store is where they collect taxes for the government and also sell liquor." – Anonymous
It will cost consumers cash to pay for the B.C. government’s misleading “modernization” of liquor pricing – and more convenience will come at a hefty price.
That’s definitely not the message B.C. Liberal Attorney General Suzanne Anton wanted you to hear last week – but higher prices for wine, beer and spirits are the inevitable result of the most sweeping liquor changes in decades.