Wine hits grocery store shelves

Now you can add a bottle of Cabernet or Chardonnay to your shopping cart before you get to the checkout.

The sale of wine at up to 70 grocery stores across Ontario begins Friday.

This is apart from the more than 100 Wine Rack kiosks beyond the grocery registers. While the Wine Rack only sells wines from owned by Constellation Brands Canada, like Jackson-Triggs, Inniskillin, and Naked Grape, the new in-store sales will open up new options to buy both domestic and imported wines.

There are major grocery chains getting into the wine game like Loblaws, Walmart, Sobeys, and Metro. Some smaller, more regional players like Farm Boy, Coppa's Fresh Market and Starsky's Fine Foods are also joining in.

Coppa's North York location on Dufferin St, north of Finch Ave W will sell wine.

Loblaws has announced 20 of its stores will be stocking wine:

-Brampton: Fortinos, 35 Worthington Ave.
-Caledonia: Zehrs, 322 Argyle St. S
-Chelmsford: Chartrand's Your Independent Grocery, 4764-17 Regional Road 15
-Hearst: Rocheleau Your Independent Grocer, 1521 Highway 11 W.
-Kanata: Loblaws, 200 Earl Grey Dr.
-Kemptville: Jonsson's Your Independent Grocer, Kemptville Mall Hwy. 43 W. (VQA only)
-Kingsville: Zehrs, 300 Main St. E.
-Leamington: Real Canadian Superstore, 201 Talbot St. E
-Listowel: Zehrs, 600 Mitchell Rd, Hwy 23 S.
-Ottawa: Loblaws College Square Market, 1980 Baseline Rd.
-Port Credit: Loblaws, 250 Lakeshore Rd. W.
-Port Elgin: Rowland's Your Independent Grocer, 1244 Goderich St.
-Toronto: Loblaws, 2877 Bayview Village
-Toronto: Loblaws, 11 Redway Rd. (Millwood & Laird)
-Toronto: Loblaws Empress Market, 5095 Yonge St
-Toronto: Real Canadian Superstore, 2549 Weston Rd.
-Kanata: Loblaws, 200 Earl Grey Dr.
-Renfrew: Sterling's No Frills, 680 O'Brien Rd. (VQA only)

These locations will stock wine and beer by the end of the year
-Stoney Creek: Fortinos, 21 Upper Centennial Pkwy S.
-Vaughan: Fortinos, 2911 Major Mackenzie Dr.
-Vaughan: Fortinos, 3940 Highway 7 R.R #2 (Hwy 7 and Ansley)