In-store wine making…public opinion wins…this time. Keep the caution flags flying though.
Or should I say, “sometimes common sense prevails?”
You likely know about it from the media. Small, U-Vint businesses in Nova Scotia were recently accosted by a Crown Corporation because they are perceived to be the competition, or inferior,or maybe just less responsible, or undesirable.
What really is it that sets these U-Vint retailers apart from their NSLC counterparts?
In my opinion, U-Vint retailers make loads of sense for folks like me with bad hips and arthritic hands to say nothing of bum knees or other life factors. If you’re so inclined, why should you be denied the opportunity to create your newest favorite wine, and why should innovative retailers be bullied because they helped you?
Nova Scotia will soon become the 6th of 10 provinces to legitimize a more and more popular hobby. Nova Scotia decision-makers have demonstrated thinking that suggests small business is an annoyance but if we take them to task for their actions they’ll see the light (or just lighten up).
In this rare instance the Government heard the voice of the people. Is it their intent to demonstrate prejudice toward the older generation, the disabled or those that seek affordable hobbies and entertainment, or did they just come out looking like a schoolyard bully?
Take a look at the U-Vint website.
Consider that many businesses, both large and small, are often made more fiscally vulnerable by excessive and often times unnecessary regulations. Perhaps more serious is the willingness to flex the will of big biz at the expense of the small guy. We see change without consultation all too often and everyone can end up paying or just simply losing.
More disastrous is the message that Nova Scotia isn’t the warm and fuzzy place to do business as our counterparts to the west. Shame on you to the bullies of Nova Scotia.