Bert Hick of Rising Tide Consultants said he has heard from his contacts in the U.S. wine industry that the meeting comes amid concerns about the decision by B.C. to let licences to sell Vintner Quality Assurance (VQA) B.C. wines in grocery stores.
Each year for around six weeks during the season, Ed tracks icebergs and then heads out with his 180-foot barge to harvest the pristine, 10-20,000-year-old ice that takes three to four years to float down from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland before arriving off the shores of eastern Canada. This is ice that was formed before the Industrial Revolution, the purest water on earth, and it's what Newfoundland's Quidi Vidi Brewery uses to make its Iceberg Beer.
The popular festival in downtown Ottawa, at the Jordan block, 101 W. Main St., has become a mainstay in the community and is known for not only enticing local citizens to taste test Illinois-produced wine, but also in introducting the Ottawa downtown area to those visiting from outside of the city limits.
Constellation Brands Inc., the beer, wine and spirits producer and marketer, is seeking a valuation of roughly C$1 billion ($771 million) for the initial public offering of its Canadian wine business later this year, according to people familiar with the matter.
Owner Pete Luckett told The Chronicle Herald he had bought 11 hectares of land in Avonport, near his Wolfville-area winery. The purchase, along with 22 acres worth of contracts with two new grape growers in Hantsport and Falmouth, meant 2020's harvest would likely total twice the size of last year's.
The British Columbia Wine Institute received funding for its Wine and Culinary Tourism (WCT) strategy this week with the announcement of recipients of Destination British Columbia's Co-op Marketing Partnerships Program, developed to support communities and key provincial tourism sectors in leveraging funding to maximize marketing impact and drive tourism revenues in BC.
Serendipity Winery's Katie O'Kell has just returned from a practicum at New Zealand's ultra-modern Delegat Wine Estate, processing the 2016 vintage. Just before this, she completed her winemaking certificate from UC Davis in California, receiving an impressive 100% on her final exam.