Associate Professor Miranda Hart, PhD candidate Taylor Holland and Agriculture Canada research scientist Pat Bowen looked at soils in vineyards and neighbouring natural-or uncultivated-habitats. With samples from both areas, the scientists compared the bacterial and fungal communities between habitats, trying to determine what's happening to the soil under the wine-producing grapes.
The Oaks Residence, in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, operates as a Managed Alcohol Program facility - and it's cooler than that clinical-sounding name implies. Inside a former hotel, substance-abuse specialists bring their 50 patients back from the homeless, boozy brink by pouring them glasses of wine
SEVILLE vignerons Wally and Judy Zuk are passing the baton with the sale of their award-winning Yarra Valley winery. The couple have notched up more than 100 national and international awards for their Five Oaks wines over the 21 years they have owned this small, but premium quality vineyard.
Andrew Peller Limited received $20,593 to support their Overall Equipment Effectiveness project, which has helped the company reduce costs, increase efficiency and boost competitiveness at their Winona, Ontario facility.
Few issues have proven thornier, more divisive and more difficult to manage for City council than the one-kilometre distance rule for new liquor outlets adopted last year. Liquor is back on the table Tuesday after council agreed last month to reconsider its decision in May not to relax the rule to allow a Save-On-Foods VQA wine store at Columbia Place Mall.
Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay today announced $400,000 to support a wine grape research program at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Kentville Research and Development Centre.
His work recently earned him the 2015 Spirit of Niagara, Celia Liu Award for Excellence in Hospitality. Del currently sits on a number of industry boards including Ontario Grape and Wine Research and the Niagara College, Board of Governors.
U.S. agriculturalists, for their part, are trying to figure out how America's ag exports might be affected. Though Britain isn't a top importer of U.S. ag products, Brexit has "ripple effects" that need to be watched, says Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University extension crop economist and marketing specialist.
Customers touring a winery, brewery or distillery will be allowed to carry an open glass of liquor from one part of the facility to another, and will be able to buy liquor from the on-site store while dining in the restaurant.
In an effort to constantly improve operations, and continue to develop its regional expertise, Trialto Wine Group has decided to sell its Ontario operation and assets to Noble Estates Wine & Spirits. Noble Estates is a dynamic regional agency, looking to partner with a strong national agency in order to continue its growth. The combined operations will benefit both, Noble Estates and Trialto supplier partners with increased channel coverage, business service and expertise.
On the 4-year anniversary of the introduction of federal legislation allowing Canadians to order wine from other provinces and have it delivered directly to them - the CVA is calling on provincial governments to act
Some 17 wines from British Columbia, Washington and Oregon earned best-of-class status, meaning they were the top wine in their category. Moon Curser Vineyards in Osoyoos, British Columbia, won three best-of-class designations, while Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery near Oliver, British Columbia, won two. Gehringer Brothers also won four additional gold medals.
Engel had never been big into big birds, pre-starlings. She couldn't tell a songbird from a passerine from a peregrine falcon. Now she patrols her vineyard wearing a falconer's glove on her left hand while a Harris hawk circle's overhead. The hawk's name is Amadeus. When he is not actively engaged in killing starlings he is scaring them witless, simply by flapping about.