The controversial one-size-fits-all approach to Victoria's liquor licensing laws is again under fire after a Queen Victoria Market wine shop was classified as a "high risk" in the same league as a 1,000-capacity South Melbourne superclub.

In a echo of the scandal that caused storied rock pub The Tote to shut its doors yesterday, Swords Wines, which specialises in refillable flip-top bottles, is regarded as dangerous because the produce markets in which it trades open before 9am. Under the new laws, "ordinary" trading hours are between 9am and 11pm.