Perhaps the old model LCBO was ahead of its time.
I remember driving to the Simcoe location and standing in front of one of those banks of “inventory”, grabbing a pencil and paper before making a decision, white wines, red wines, spirits, brandy etc. Oh I think I’ll be a devil today and have a 94365 and a 65704. Take my paper and signed that I was over 18 (or was it 21) to one of the clerks at the counter who went into the back and came back with my order.
Those were the days!