The provincial government of British Columbia has decided to privatize some sectors of its alcoholic-beverage industry, including retail sales. The move could give wine consumers a wider range of products to choose from, but it is not likely to result in lower wine prices as it did in neighboring Alberta, the first Canadian province to eliminate government-run liquor stores and replace them with privately owned shops.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 15, 2002.
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