Next step direct online sales of wine

Now, it’s up to the provinces to open the doors to allow for direct sales of wine through e-commerce.

Dear Editor,

Over the past 25 years, the Okanagan has been transformed.

We still have our beautiful lakes and mountains, but we’ve seen bare land and orchards become vineyards, and the wines produced here are considered to be amongst the best in the world.The more than 120 wineries in the Thompson Okanagan provide jobs and entice visitors.

Wineries are often paired with golf courses, restaurants, and cultural experiences that are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

The recent passage of federal bill C311 which removed barriers in moving of wine between provinces received unanimous support in the House of Commons, thanks to the tireless efforts of MP Dan Albas.

Now, it’s up to the provinces to open the doors to allow for direct sales through e-commerce.

I was pleased to read in a June 14th opinion piece by Minister Rich Coleman that B.C. is prepared to champion further changes and reforms, and to open up e-commerce for direct wine shipment.

I spoke to our local MLA Bill Barisoff, who also expressed his support for a move in this direction.

Now is the time to get behind our provincial politicians along all party lines, and take the lead in Canada to finish the good work that began with the passage of C311.

Who can argue with more jobs, and a much needed boost in the local economy?

If folks would like to join the conversation log on to conniedenesiuk.com

Connie Denesiuk

Summerland

 

 

 

 

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