B.C. grocery stores will have a chance to bid on six licences to sell wine, cider and sake, as part of the province’s bid to overhaul B.C.’s ancient liquor laws.
The eventual winners will be able to stock booze on shelves within the store, as well as setting up a small tasting area.
Stores will only qualify if they stock 100% B.C. grown products.
The right to apply for the licences will be auctioned off online in late April.
Bidders will also have to cough up a $25,000 deposit.
The province says the end goal is to allow for up to 18 licenses.
Certain grocery stores in Surrey, Tsawwassen and Langley already sell B.C. wine.