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10/21/14
B.C. Wine Subappellation Moves Ahead
The three-member board of the B.C. Wine Authority (BCWA) last week asked the province's agriculture minister to formally approve and establish the Golden Mile Bench Designated Viticultural Area (DVA), the first subappellation within the larger Okanagan Valley DVA.
10/21/14
Ottawa threatens tariffs on U.S. wine, juice and ketchup after WTO ruling
Canada is looking at slapping duties on iconic U.S. products ranging from California wine to ketchup after the World Trade Organization found the country's meat labelling laws offside for a second time in two years. A WTO appeal panel ruled that a U.S. law that requires grocery stores to list the country of origin on meat products discriminates against Canadian and Mexican livestock. The decision was made public Monday.
10/21/14
Warm outlook for Canadian ice wines in Taiwan amid push to raise exports
The director of Canada's Taipei trade office said in an interview with CNA that the North American nation has 'successful wines that can surprise people'
10/17/14
Visiting the 'Napa of the North,' Nova Scotia wine country
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Our VIA Rail train from Montreal pulled into the historic Beaux-Arts station in Halifax, across the street from a statue of Lt-General Edward Cornwallis, the first British governor of Nova Scotia.
10/17/14
Squeezing LCBO, Beer and Hydro One for cash: Cohn
How do we get a handle on the LCBO - and free our alcohol sales from the foreign-owned Beer Store monopoly? How do we give Hydro One a jolt?
10/16/14
The Bar Code: Wines From British Columbia Are Making a Comeback
In many ways, the Okanagan Valley is ideally suited for wine production. As in eastern Washington, the summers are hot and dry and the northerly latitude ensures lots of sun during the day.
10/16/14
Wine entrepreneur ready to pop a cork over tech costs
WineAlign, a Web-based business that helps oenophiles select the perfect wine for any occasion, has spent $511,000 in software development fees since starting up in 2008. "And that's just development," says founder Bryan McCaw. "Not testing, quality assurance or anything else. The total is probably double that."
10/16/14
British Columbia Recycles Its 15 Billionth Beverage Container at Encorp Pacific's 20th Anniversary Event
"This is a British Columbia success story about what can happen when we all work together for the greater good of the environment," says Mary Polak, Minister of Environment. "A big congratulations to Encorp Pacific for the progress they've made, and to all British Columbians who have helped reach this milestone."
10/15/14
EDITORIAL: Harvesting innovation in Nova Scotia
This harvest of success, which has expanded in recent years, includes everything from craft beers and various wines to cold-pressed pumpkin oil and pears grown in brandy bottles on trees.
10/10/14
B.C wine industry targets Alberta consumer for growth
Although beer remains the top choice for Albertans with just over $1 billion in sales in 2013, wine sales overall jumped by 11 per cent last year - the highest hike in the country and more than double the national average - to $614.2 million, according to Statistics Canada.
10/09/14
Top 10 fall wine getaways in Canada
Enjoy gorgeous fall foliage across Canada while savouring the country's best wines on an autumn wine tour.
10/09/14
Beer store meeting prompts words of sadness and caution from Iqaluit elders
A public meeting in Iqaluit last night to talk about opening a beer and wine store was a sobering one, with lengthy testimonies from elders about the harms of alcohol. Some said Iqaluit's last liquor store 40 years ago was the pilot program, and it failed.
10/08/14
Ontario Protectionism Hurts BC Wine Sales
While B.C. has encouraged open exchange with Ontario and other provinces, allowing B.C. residents to purchase Ontario wine, Ontario hasn't been so quick to reciprocate, even though Ontario wineries have gone on the record in support of opening provincial borders for wine sales.
10/07/14
Canadian town votes on 100-year-old booze ban
A Canadian town where the sale of alcohol has been illegal for the last 109 years is to vote on its reintroduction.
10/07/14
Town votes to keep 100-year-old booze ban
A Canadian town has overwhelmingly voted in favour of keeping a 100-year-old ban on the sale of alcohol.
10/03/14
Wines of British Columbia Expands U.S. Reach with Whole Foods Market Partnership in the Pacific Northwest
Starting Oct. 1, eight hand-selected BC VQA wines will be available for purchase at 15 Whole Foods Market stores across Washington and Oregon.
10/03/14
Huron County Preparing For Wine Industry
Plans for Dark Horse Estate Winery were unveiled at a special ceremony at the Huron Country Playhouse in South Huron. Construction is expected to start next year, and the goal is to have the winery open in the spring of 2016.
10/03/14
Premier Christy Clark Honours an Okanagan Wine with Best in B.C. Award
Out of 540 entries, an Okanagan wine has won the prestigious Premier Wine Award, being recognized as the best in the province.
10/02/14
Icon Fuels Growth in Western Canada with Acquisition of Free House Wine + Spirits
Jay Garnett, CEO of Icon Fine Wine & Spirits, announced the acquisition of Free House Wine + Spirits Ltd. The deal brings together two of Western Canada's most dynamic boutique wine and spirits import companies and positions Icon as one of the country's top mid-sized agencies.
10/02/14
What's new at the LCBO - The fall line up (Blog)
The wines on the shelves at the LCBO are constantly changing and I am tasting the new ones all the time. Many favourites are always there but the range and variety is gradually being updated.
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