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05/12/16
College to add artisan liquor program
In that spirit, Niagara College - home to the country's first commercial teaching winery and teaching brewery, at its Canadian food and wine institute - is adding another specialty to its menu.
05/12/16
UVic researchers find success with managed alcohol study
A new study led by a group of University of Victoria researchers shows that people who are homeless and severely alcoholic may benefit from a program that administers regular doses of alcohol throughout the day.
05/06/16
Nova Scotia announces funds to grow wine industry
The province's announcement of $3.5 million to help grow Nova Scotia's wine industry is an historic investment, agriculture minister Keith Colwell said Thursday.
05/05/16
British Columbia: Island Winery Shines on the Global Stage
Blue Grouse Estate Winery announced it won the Service Excellence Award for Duncan in the 2016 Holiday and Tour Specialist Awards from the Luxury Travel Guide.
05/03/16
Uncorking old laws: Canadian wine could soon be sold across provinces, lawyer says
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.
05/03/16
New Brunswick law could be good news for B.C. wine industry
The B.C. wine industry is looking closely at a ruling out of a New Brunswick courtroom that could open the door for direct wine sales across the country.
05/02/16
Montreal Police Seize 8,000 Bottles of Illegal Kosher-for-Passover Wine
Two men were arrested at the Young Israel of Montreal synagogue on April 26, where police found 650 cases of kosher wine - from Israel, Australia, and the U.S. - in its basement
04/27/16
This Winemaker Thinks Canada Is Part of the Secret to Making Good Wine
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.
04/27/16
The Grape & The Grain, BC's First and Only Spirit, Wine and Beer Festival Comes to Surrey May 28th - 29th, 2016
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.
04/26/16
NB Liquor finds support for wine in grocery stores
New Brunswickers are thirsty for more wine inside grocery stores, but NB Liquor is worried that expanding selection could drive traffic away from its own locations, new documents show.
04/26/16
Urban winery coming to downtown Penticton
On Monday, ENCORE Vineyards announced the building, located on Martin Street, will be home to TIME Winery, McWatters Collection and Evolve Cellars.
04/25/16
Interview: Stephen Bebis, President And CEO, Liquor Stores N.A.
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
04/22/16
Okanagan facing serious worker shortage
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.
04/22/16
Destination BC Announces $3.6 Million for Tourism Projects Across British Columbia
Destination BC is providing $3.6 million to support more than 110 projects across British Columbia in fiscal 2016/17 to foster community-based tourism activities, the corporation announced today.
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.
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