A Vancouver-based lawyer specializing in the tricky rules around selling Canadian wine says winemakers are excited about a "breakthrough" court decision that could pave the way for regional vintages to be sold across provincial lines.
It's late Friday night after an hour's drive from Toronto, and we're pulling up to a beautiful black house on a vineyard. François Morissette, the owner and winemaker at Pearl Morisette-located in Jordan, Ontario-has left the front door to his house unlocked for us to drop our things, relax, and sleep until it's time to hang out and drink wine tomorrow afternoon.
The Grape & The Grain is BC's first and only festival to bring spirits, wine and beer together in one amazing weekend. Live entertainment by local musicians, fare from Vancouver's favourite food trucks and an Artist Village combine to make this outdoor festival a perfect day out for the 19+. Tickets start at $45. All tickets include $20 festival spending money.
Canada-based retailer Liquor Stores N.A. operates more than 200 stores throughout Alberta and British Columbia, but lately the company has been raising its profile in the U.S., where sales increased 4% to $170 million in 2015
Catering to an influx of tourists can take some serious manpower and be a challenge for many businesses year round. The Okanagan, a region popular for wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, is facing a serious labour shortage, and it is only going to get worse in the years to come.