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  • al
    August 12, 2012 - 18:33

    DAVID, you are bang on. It is NOT that hard to make a killing in a monopoly situation. I encourage the province to let US giants come in and set up shops on their terms and then see how the 'titans' do when public has more than one option for buying their beer. This is nothing but good ol fashioned day light robbery only with so called representative govt sanction!

    • David
      August 13, 2012 - 13:33

      Hi Al...too bad most other people here seem completely satisfied, even chuffed up, about being forced to drink third-rate, low-quality swill for $24 a case. And nothing but personal insults as their 'rebuttal'. .....small lives, small minds.

  • jimmer
    August 12, 2012 - 18:17

    sad so many people have to drink to have a good time

  • Anon
    August 12, 2012 - 16:31

    So if the sales of booze are doing so well why are we still paying so much for it? They can't afford to cut us a break? They're selling the same stuff in the US for fractions of the price.

  • David
    August 12, 2012 - 14:25

    Brewing beer is not hard, and brewing low-quality beer is even eaiser. Selling beer to an island of drinkers is not exactly rocket science, and doing so where the government sets a single, very high price for all beer products guarantees them a juicy profit margin. Their distribution system outside SJ is very poor. Add the critical tourism component of their summer sales (by far the most important time of the year anyway), which had been delivered through years of generous taxpayer-funded TV advertising, and several government business grants along the way, and voila! Real business titans!

    • Lena
      August 12, 2012 - 17:02

      Apparently, some people's favorite beer recipe includes sour grapes. Quidi Vidi produces fine quality beer in small quantities. Don't discount its niche in the market just because it doesn't appeal to the apparently plebeian tastes of a few -- and don't kid yourself that high government taxes translate into "juicy" profit margins for brewers.

    • Dave
      August 13, 2012 - 08:05

      Have some more cheese with your whine.

    • Terry A
      August 13, 2012 - 08:11

      Island Of Drinkers...hahahahaha...Moron.