Minimum prices for liquor sold in Ontario are going up. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario will be hiking its minimum prices for beer and spirits starting March 1. Spokesman Chris Layton says wines won't be affected because none of its wines are sold at the minimum price. He says the change will only affect 10 per cent of spirits and three to four per cent of beers that are sold in Ontario. He says a 24-bottle case of the cheapest beer will go up by 50 cents, from $23.40 to $23.90. A 750 mL bottle of a mainstream spirit will also go up by 50 cents.