It’s not uncommon to have a glass of wine or other tasty beverage with dinner, and generally a drink with a meal is not a problem, but you might want to consider skipping the aperitif.
As of today, new rules come into play across Canada regarding drinking and driving.
Police Officers no longer need reasonable suspicion to ask drivers to blow into a breathalyzer, and when operating a Check Stop must now breathalyze every driver pulled over.
If you blow above 0.05 your license will be suspended for 3 days, while if you blow above 0.08 you face criminal charges. Refusing to blow will make you liable for a $2000 fine.
These changes come into effect tonight at midnight (December 18, 2018), just in time for the holiday season. We at Dining Out do not condone drinking and driving, but the nature of our business means we know that many fine dining dishes come with recommended drink pairings. We really don’t want our readers to get into trouble, so please drink responsibly, and know your limit.