It has been two years since the last crop report, but this week, the 2015 British Columbia Wine Grape Crop Report was released and shows an increase of 1% (from 31,383 to 31,640 tons) over 2013 in total estimated tonnage.
In an industry awash with such lofty-sounding designations as "château," "domaine" and "estate," it takes confidence to call your winery a farm. Heidi Noble, the owner of JoieFarm in British Columbia, embraces that title with pride. She's not above reminding her loyal customers that great wine is made in rubber boots, a product of dirt and sweat.
Oppenheimer joins the team with more than 25 years of experience in the beverage alcohol industry. Most recently, Scott served as Senior Vice President, Control States and Military, for Moet Hennessy USA. Prior to that, he has held various sales, marketing and leadership roles at Millennium Import Company, Gilbey of Canada, Heublein and E & J Gallo Winery
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.
Row after row of delicate young vines line the long driveway leading to Peller Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It's a cool spring morning and the expansive lawn in front of the winery is edged by a patio that will host parties and tastings all summer.
"If Vincor does go public, it's going to have a halo effect to our brand and to anybody that wants to invest in the industry," Murray Souter, CEO of Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd., said in his office in Niagara-on-the-Lake, located on the south shore of Lake Ontario about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Toronto