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04/18/14
Bumper crop in BC creates oversupply of certain grape varieties
Some growers lower prices, consider replanting with different types
04/16/14
BC Wine Institute Announces Governance Review
"When our current structure was put in place there were 131 grape wineries in BC, today there are 235. While that growth has propelled the BC wine industry to contribute $2 billion a year to the BC economy, the current board of directors believes now is the time to give pause and ensure the BCWI is structured properly for our continued success in the future."
04/16/14
Scientist hopes he invented the next grape thing
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre scientist Bernard Goyette has invented a chamber that allows winemakers to dry grapes appassimento style while controlling climate, air flow and humidity using a unique method.
04/16/14
BC apple growers face land constraints
While Washington growers continue to expand their acreage, many B.C. growers are landlocked and disenchanted by the high costs of apple production coupled with variable returns. In the last 25 years, the area planted to apples in British Columbia has shrunk from 22,000 acres to 8,420 acres today. B.C. Tree Fruits Cooperative, which handles most of the province's wholesale apples, packs about 4 million boxes annually.
04/16/14
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre scientist Bernard Goyette has invented a chamber that allows winemakers to dry grapes appassimento style while controlling climate, air flow and humidity using a unique method
process is one where grapes grown in cool climates with shorter growing seasons are harvested before they suffer frost bite, but are allowed to ripen further indoors
04/14/14
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards president Sandra Oldfield is transferring the role of head winemaker to Andrew Windsor, 35
an Ontario-born vintner with a master's degree in enology from Adelaide University in Australia
04/11/14
Canadians spending more on booze, especially wine
Statistics Canada has released a report about the year ending March 2013, and says Canadians spent $21.4 billion on alcoholic beverages, up 2.2 percent. Beer still has the biggest part of the market at $9.1 billion, little changed from a year earlier. Wine sales of $6.8 billion, on the other hand, were up 4.9 percent.
04/10/14
Ontario alcohol sales deregulation not worth the risk: Community groups
A group of community-based organizations came to Queen's Park today to tell MPPs from all three political parties that when it comes to alcohol sales deregulation, it's just not worth the risk. "Our stand against privatization/deregulation goes back to 1994; we strongly oppose the retailing of beer, wine and alcohol at convenience stores or gas stations," said arrive alive DRIVE SOBER Executive Director Anne Leonard.
04/09/14
Wine store claims B.C. Wine Institute wrongfully prevented sale of VQA store to Liquor Barn
The Tasty Grape Wine Store and owner Cindy Holland are suing the British Columbia Wine Institute for allegedly unreasonably denying an application to sell the BC Vintner's Quality Wine Store to Liquor Barn.
04/08/14
Canada's EPIC Winegrower's Association Announces Leadership Changes
The Essex Pelee Island Coast, known as EPIC, Winegrower's Association announced the election of Steve Mitchell, President, Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, as the association's new President during the recent Annual General Meeting.
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Jerry Goldner Appointed As Senior Vice President/General Manager, Eastern Region And Canada For Saxco International
November 8th will be directly responsible for all sales and marketing, as well as the total profit and loss for the East Coast
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