A very interesting story from the St. Catharines Standard suggesting that the federal government may address the archaic law (dating back to 1928) that prevents Canadian wineries from shipping wine across provincial boundaries.
Canadian wineries are hoping Ottawa rips down what they refer to as archaic trade barriers between provinces to let wine flow directly to consumers.
Currently, it's illegal for anyone to ship or carry alcohol across provincial borders without the approval of the government in the destination province.
That means a Niagara winery can't send its Pinot Noir to a customer in Quebec.
But there is a growing possibility this could change, say wine trade organizations.
In Wednesday's federal throne speech, the Conservative government promised to work with provinces to remove barriers to "trade, investment and labour mobility" by 2010.
I won't be truly happy until we can have wine shipped directly from a Californian winery to Ontario but this would be a huge first step.
There are some fantastic wines available in BC that we simply never see here.