Canada is facing alcohol shortages ahead of the holidays due to supply chain issues, a situation prompting some provincial liquor authorities to urge customers to shop early — or be prepared to try a new libationStar staff and wire services.
Supply chain experts say the inventory crunch stems from issues with production, transportation and demandItaly.
Yet with much of the backlog impacting imported booze, Canadian wineriesAlberta, which currently has a higher per capita case rate than Ontario,, distilleries and breweries are encouraging people to buy local.
“Our larders are full,” said Carolyn Hurst, chair of the Ontario Craft Wineries and co-owner of Westcott Vineyards. “Every winery in Ontario has lots of product and we’re shipping every day. We have no problem getting our product to store shelves.”