The project will repair a section of pipe near Gallagher Lake that was damaged by a January rock slide to ensure the Town of Oliver, the Osoyoos Indian Band, and about 400 farmers in the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) have reliable access to irrigated water.
By the end of the year, 70 supermarkets will be licensed to sell wine, and others will go on stream next year until a projected 300 stores are selling wine by 2025. I suspect that after a couple of years the system will open up completely.
Climate change is the ostensible reason why B.C. wine pioneer Anthony von Mandl (owner of 44,000-case CedarCreek Estate Winery and 250,000-case Mission Hill Family Estate) has launched CheckMate Artisanal Winery in Oliver, B.C., as the newest venture of Von Mandl Family Estates
The Wines of British Columbia is thrilled to present America's best-known wine critic and special guest Matt Kramer to kick off The Big Taste in Calgary one day early with a sneak preview of extraordinary BC VQA Wine paired perfectly with avant-garde cuisine at Calgary's iconic River Café.
The Ontario government tackled a number of key vices in its 2016 budget, making it costlier to smoke and consume certain types of alcohol in the province, although a section of the gambling industry was given a small boost.
"It is trying to ensure that no one is really going to have to raise prices. I think the government's goal here is to have no real impact on the price point for consumers. They just want avoid a situation where you could see someone trying to price gouge or using alcohol as a loss leader. It is socially irresponsible to do that you don't want to be encuraging intoxication and low price points can do that."
Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) is expanding its market presence beyond British Columbia with concentrated efforts in Western Canada, while at the same time, making its first foray into Europe, in March 2016.
After its first debut in Toronto last year, Vinitaly International is now soon to return to one of the most important and, at the same time, most complex markets in the world on the occasion of Canada's premier wine show in Vancouver, the Vancouver International Wine Festival (20-28 February 2016).
Three years of trials with a polyvinylamine membrane have produced positive results for Dr. Dick Jones, a former professor of pulmonary medicine from the University of Alberta who has lived in Naramata since 2005
In this frame of work and funding, UBC partnered with KEDGE Business School, one of the most renowned European B-Schools in the area of Wine & Spirits Education. The two Academic Partners started with creating a common "task force" and they are now getting ready to launch the 3rd Annual UBC/KEDGE Wine Leaders Forum in April 2016 in Okanagan Valley.
John Sandor has been appointed to the position of Estate President of Quails' Gate Winery in the Okanagan Valley. John joins after most recently being Senior VP of Sutton Place Hotels and Sandman Signature properties. With over 35 years managing luxury properties John will take over day to day operations at Quails' Gate.
The province plans to auction off six such licences in April, and an additional 12 in the future. The licences would allow their holders to sell 100 per cent made-in-B.C. wines on grocery store shelves.
Colio Estate Wines today announced that it has purchased Thornbury Village Cidery Inc. of Canada Inc., located in Thornbury Village, Ontario, a leading producer of award-winning, premium Ontario craft ciders and beer. The deal will enhance Colio Estate Wines portfolio through winning entries in the fast growing Ontario craft cider and beer categories.