- Rules dating to the 1928 Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act make it illegal in Canada for alcohol to be shipped across provincial lines unless given explicit permission from the province's liquor board.
- The simple act of bringing a bottle of Canadian wine home from an out-of-province vacation or taking a bottle to a friend’s cottage in another province is illegal. Heaven forbid you should try to order a bottle from a winery in another province!
- This is an outdated and patronizing law that needs to change. Canadians should be able to buy, order and ship Canadian wines across provincial borders for personal use without getting a fine or jail time and a criminal record.
Change is needed and will only happen if we tell politicians what we want!! A website called FreeMyGrapes has been started by Sharon Marks, director of marketing and promotions for Nyarai Cellars in Jordan, ON. Become a supporter of the Alliance of Canadian Wine Consumers by taking action to get our archaic liquor laws changed!! Go to her website and take action.