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Meglomaniacs Winery in Ontario's Niagara wine country. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7815007@N07/5412521212/">Ken Whytock</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Meglomaniacs Winery in Ontario's Niagara wine country. Photo: Ken Whytock, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ontario: farmers' market can sell wines made with local grapes

Ontario is joining British Columbia in relaxing provincial liquor laws to allow homegrown wines to be sold at farmers' markets.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says VQA wines -- which are made only with Ontario grapes -- will be available alongside seasonal vegetables and fruits.

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But the NDP say the announcement has more to do with Liberal hopes in a looming Niagara Falls by-election than love of the grape.

Wynne says broadening the availability of Ontario wines is part of a five-year, $75-million plan to support local wineries, saying they are catalysts for tourism and for new business. (The Canadian Press)

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