Aug 17, 2020

A Brief Update

Five months after the pandemic brought sudden and dramatic change to our world, we are humbled and honoured by the support of our clients, friends, and community.

Your ongoing support has allowed us to keep our team fully employed. Addtionally, we have been able to resume ordering from our wineries – desperately needed business for many of them. The LCBO has, thankfully, remained open. Many new clients have discovered our home delivery as a preferred option to in-store shopping.

As restaurants begin to re-open, we are learning that it is anything but Business-As-Usual. Almost daily, we learn of another location that has not survived the shutdown. Our hearts go out to those owners and their staff. This is an industry built on dreams and passion, and it is taking on a very different shape in these times. Our own relationship with restaurants will undoubtedly change as we learn to navigate a less flexible business environment.

Over the past 5 months, The Vine was on the front line, working with the Provincial Government to quickly impleement changes permitting Restaurants to offer wine, beer, cider & spirits with take-out. We were also there in working with LCBO, AGCO & Government to create a ground-breaking program allowing agents to offer mixed cases.

So while things are definitely going to be different in the foreseeable future, we are optimistic that we can all adapt and thrive in the 'new normal'.

Thank you for your on-going support.

Anne & Rob and The Vine Team