"Alcohol Tax Increase. Alcohol Price Increase?"

We have received numerous calls and questions about retail wine, beer and liquor price increases. I did a bit of reading and decided to update you as best as I am able. My understanding at this point is
that the Federal Excise Tax on liquor, wine and beer is due to increase by 6.3% starting April 1st, 2023.

This according to Curiocity

"The hike will apply to all liquor including wine, beer, and spirits. This tax is raised annually based on inflation, but this year is the largest increase that Canada has seen in 40 years."

"Therefore, any retail price increases are on a product-by-product basis and determined by beverage alcohol producers."

The Village Winemaker prices will not be affected by these increases.

I hope this helps to clarify the situation. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.

John Seaga
The Village Winemaker