U of G Expert Comments to Globe and Mail on Ontario Wine Sales

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Prof. Simon Somogyi

Prof. Simon Somogyi, the Arrell Chair in the Business of Food at the University of Guelph, co-wrote an opinion piece in The Globe and Mail, along with master’s student Andrew Nixon, about what steps Ontario needs to take to help the province’s ever-growing wine sector.

Somogyi wrote that the current system that places wine only in government-managed LCBO stores is not benefitting consumers and it’s not helping wine growers. He said allowing privately owned wine stores in Ontario is “a must to help the wine sector.”

A faculty member in U of G’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, he studies agri-food value chains, food business sustainability and international market development.