On June 6, 2012, the House of Commons unanimously voted in favor of Bill C-311. The private member’s bill was brought to the House of Commons by Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla. The end result is that it will now be legal for individuals to buy wines for personal consumption in one province and bring them to another.

BlackSquare published an article on C-311 looking at the tangible issues which need to be addressed and how wineries can profit from a vast increase in their direct to consumer user base.

The story has received quite a bit of press recently and here is a list of the most recent and interesting articles on the subject.

Expect more news to come out closer to the end of June when Bill C-311 should receive final approval and wine drinkers across Canada will be able to enjoy free trade in wine.