The Company generated a profit in Q2 2015 of $116,320, a substantial improvement from the Q2 2014 loss of $2,431,770. Sales for Q2 2015 were $5,863,300 compared to $5,255,155 for Q2 2014, representing an increase of 11.6%.
Together, Dick Snyder, owner and editor of CityBites Magazine and wine enthusiast Justyn Szymczyk, are on path to change the way people enjoy good wine with kwäf.ca, an online source for high quality sommelier-selected wines that are not available at the LCBO.
Whistler's Samantha Rahn, wine director at Araxi Restaurant and Sommelier of the Year 2013, releases Samantha Syrah, a wine she made at Okanagan Crush Pad winery through their Okanagan Wine Campus program, with proceeds to the BC Hospitality Foundation.
Okanagan College, located in B.C.'s premier winemaking region of Okanagan Valley, has released a list of wine-related workshops which will take place starting this month and extending through October to January.
This four-year $590,000 research program is a collaborative effort between Vineland, the Ontario Tender Fruit Producers (OTFP) and the University of Guelph with additional support provided by the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers and VineTech Canada
Sales for the three months ended September 30, 2014 rose 7.2% to $82.8 million from $77.2 million in the same quarter last year. The increase was due to the launch of new products including the introduction of skinnygrape spritzers and Panama Jack cocktails, the introduction in fiscal 2014 of Wayne Gretzky wines into Western Canada, and the launch of Black Cellar.