Rules change for shipping wines from other provinces to B.C.
In a news release today, Minister Rich Coleman announced that British Columbians can now order Canadian wine from another province and have it shipped directly to them.
“Wine directly shipped from a winery in another Canadian jurisdiction to B.C. residents will be exempt from provincial mark-ups,” the statement says. “To be eligible for direct shipping the wine ingredients must be 100-per-cent grown and produced in the province it is being shipped from, and the wine must be for personal consumption only. There is no limit on the number of bottles that can be shipped, provided they are for personal consumption.”
Coleman added in the release: “We encourage other jurisdictions to take immediate steps to reciprocate by opening up their borders and allow all Canadians to order wine over the Internet.”