It’s not just beer, Comeau case would reshape Canada wineries

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Way back in 1927, at the tail end of the prohibition era and just before Canada’s current legislation governing the inter-provincial transportation and sale of liquor and spirits was passed, my grandpa, Andrew Peller, arrived in Canada with a dream of some day operating a winery. It took a few decades, but he finally realized that dream, opening the first Peller family winery in 1961.

Today, about 90 years later, I continue to pursue my family’s vision as part of a vibrant and sophisticated Canadian wine industry that generates more than $9-billion in economic impact in Canada a year, with about 700 wineries, jobs for 37,000 Canadians and nearly four million tourist visits annually. No wonder the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, in its recent report on how to spur productivity and competitiveness in Canada, has recommended the introduction of a program to help further develop and expand the wine industry in Canada.

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