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04/21/16
University announces new wine grape
The Itasca white wine grape is the latest in a series of developed grapes.
04/21/16
Research examines grape hardiness
A five-year research project at the Summerland Research and Development Centre is examining how grapes can survive cold winter temperatures.
04/19/16
Anthony Gismondi: Chinese buyer for Oliver vineyard
Harry McWatters, an Okanagan Valley wine legend and president and CEO of Encore Vineyards Limited sold a piece of valley history earlier this month to an undisclosed Chinese buyer.
04/14/16
B.C. liquor reforms tilt playing field against wine agencies and importers
April 1, 2016, marked the one-year anniversary of the B.C. government's effort to modernize the province's liquor policies. To celebrate the milestone and ensure everyone is aware that all's well in Victoria, it issued a news release entitled "No foolin'­-#BCliquor changes are a win for British Columbia."
04/08/16
Kuvée, claimed to be the world's first smart wine bottle that will keep wine fresh for 30 days, has reached over 200% of its crowdfunding goal of US$50,000 and has raised $105,356 to date from over 500 backers.
Kelowna businessman Dick Stewart, a pioneer in the Okanagan's wine industry who branched out into other successful commercial endeavours, turns 90 today.
04/08/16
Island Nature Trust teams up with P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission
Island Nature Trust works to protect wildlife habitat in P.E.I. and Thursday, the group announced a five-year partnership with the P.E.I Liquor Control Commission.
04/07/16
Canadian Winemaking Goes Truly Bicoastal
Owner of Jost Vineyards to launch first grape winery in Newfoundland
04/07/16
Constellation Explores IPO for Part of Canadian Wine Business
Constellation Brands Inc. is exploring an initial public offering of some of its Canadian wine business, a move that would tilt the beverage company's remaining brand portfolio even more heavily toward beer.
04/06/16
Booze buying costlier in NL than most provinces
This week's price hike by the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation will help reduce the provincial deficit, but it means you pay more for beer, wine and spirits than most Canadians.
04/05/16
Starbucks Is Going to Sell Booze in Canada
Canadians will soon be able to get an alcoholic beverage to go along with their latte at Starbucks, as the coffee giant is going to start selling wine, craft beer and cider in its Toronto locations.
04/05/16
What attendees thought of Canada's first ladies-only beer festival
On Friday, the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies hosted Canada's first ladies-only craft beer festival at the Evergreen Brick Works. While SOBDL's smaller monthly events are always popular, this particular one sold out just 36 hours after it was announced. With close to 20 craft-brewing companies and several food trucks on site, the visitors had plenty to keep their palates happy while playing Ping-Pong or warming up by a campfire. We asked them about their drinking habits, and why they think female-focused beer events matter.
04/05/16
BC wine industry contributes $2B a year to province's economy
In 2003, B.C. was home to just 81 wineries. Now, the province has 273 wineries and over 900 vineyards, creating about 10,000 jobs in the wine and grape industry, and contributing around $2 billion dollars per year to B.C.'s economy.
04/04/16
BC Wine Industry Celebrates One Year of BC VQA Wine on Grocery Store Shelves
Today BC's Wine Industry reflects on the incredible advances that wine-in-grocery has made since the Province of BC's new liquor regulations took effect one year ago, following the government's province-wide Liquor Policy Review allowing 100 per cent BC Wines (BC VQA) to be sold on grocery store shelves for the first time.
04/01/16
On the rocky shores of Nova Scotia, Canada's next great wine region
Winemakers in the lush heartland of Nova Scotia's wine industry, the Annapolis Valley, are embracing what might appear as an impossible set of conditions - cool temperatures and rocky, acidic soil - to create award-winning white and sparkling wines that are capturing international attention.
04/01/16
Church & State wants to raise the bar for B.C. wines
Many wineries in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are family operations, but the Pullens go even further, bringing in cousins and uncles to work every once in a while. Perhaps that's because they also operate a winery in Victoria in addition to the winery and 48-hectare vineyard on the edge of Coyote Bowl in the South Okanagan.
04/01/16
ICCWS organisers expecting a sellout
Tickets to this year's International Cool Climate Wine Symposium are expected to sell out "well in advance of the event", organisers have warned.
03/31/16
Canada's next great wine region: Nova Scotia
Winemakers in the lush heartland of Nova Scotia's wine industry, the Annapolis Valley, are embracing what might appear as an impossible set of conditions - cool temperatures and rocky, acidic soil - to create award-winning white and sparkling wines that are capturing international attention.
03/31/16
Shores of Erie wine festival cancelled for another year
The festival corporation still faces liquor license charges in relation to the death of 18-year-old Emily Bernauer. A trial date has been set for Nov. 3 and Nov. 4.
03/30/16
Wine lab being developed at Acadia University
Nova Scotia's growing wine industry won't have to wait for laboratory results from Quebec and Ontario in a few months.
03/30/16
Osoyoos house built in 1882 to be demolished for new winery
Some pieces from the old home may be used in the new building says owner Ricky Dhaliwal
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