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08/21/14
Skinnygrape wine brand embraces PET
Another alcohol brand has looked beyond glass to offer a new line in PET packaging. Andrew Peller Limited has introduced skinnygrape spritzers in a 330ml barrier PET bottle from Amcor Rigid Plastics. The beverage was previously only available as a low-calorie wine in a 750ml glass bottle
08/20/14
Red Wine and Blue Gold: Ontario's embrace of water conservation in winemaking
"You simply turned on a tap, and the water went down the drain, and that's all you had to know about water management 20 years ago."
08/20/14
5 ways trade barriers are harming Canada's economy
Thanks to a new agreement between Ottawa and the European Union, Canada and the EU appear to be opening up freer trade terms than what's currently in place between the provinces. Provincial wine and craft beer monopolies that control and restrict distribution in their jurisdictions are arguably the most discussed impediments within Canada's tangle of internal trade barriers, according to experts.
08/20/14
Ontario losing money to liquor monopoly, study finds
Western provinces with more competition had seven per cent more per capita in provincial alcohol profits than those with government-run monopolies, according to the report written by two economists
08/19/14
Leaked trade deal threat to Canadian wine
Canada's wine industry could face new restrictions within its own borders, if a leaked EU trade deal turns out to be accurate.
08/18/14
Canada's wine industry may face restrictions if leaked EU trade deal is accurate
Meanwhile, critics are now questioning why Canadian stakeholders are learning about the deal from Europeans and not their own government.
08/12/14
BC: Bradley Cooper Joins Naramata Winery as Winemaker
Naramata's award-winning Serendipity Winery is proud to introduce acclaimed Okanagan winemaker Bradley Cooper as the newest member of the Serendipity winemaking team.
08/08/14
Ontario's embrace of water conservation in winemaking
Ontario's wine industry has grown rapidly from a promising, local curiosity to a burgeoning international presence, and the Wine Council of Ontario is working to ensure that the industry's management of natural resources can keep pace. Utilizing the expertise of the BLOOM Centre as an enabler and facilitator, the Wine Council is turning Ontario's wine sector into a hotbed for sustainable water innovation.
08/07/14
Supplier News: iSys Label to Showcase GHS BS5609-Compliant Label Printer at Labelexpo Americas 2014
iSys Label will be showcasing the EDGE 850, a roll to roll digital label printer for printing full color BS5609-compliant chemical drum labels on demand at the upcoming LabelExpo Americas tradeshow
08/07/14
Frigid winter did a number on Niagara region's vines
Good luck finding a 2014 merlot from Niagara when you're shopping for wine over the next couple of years.
08/05/14
Niagara wineries take a hit after harsh Ontario winter
Ontario's wine region was yet another victim of the long, cold winter and grape numbers may be dwindling because of it.
08/04/14
Heated backlash in New Brunswick over policies that would require breweries to sell beer in government-run liquor stores
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says the policy, which came into effect last month, will inhibit small business growth
08/04/14
Polar vortex wipes out 2014 Niagara Merlot
The polar vortex earlier this year has all but wiped out the Merlot crop in Niagara, with Sauvignon Blanc also severely affected.
08/01/14
Top international wines compete in Niagara
Exceptional and best-value vintages will battle it out at a prestigious Niagara competition next week.
07/31/14
Fort Berens Wins First Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in BC Wines
Saturday marked a momentous day for Lillooet's Fort Berens Estate Winery. The dry, hot sun shone brightly in Lillooet as Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon presented Fort Berens the prestigious 2014 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines for their 2012 Estate Riesling.
07/31/14
LCBO: 20 consecutive years of increasing dividends to government
Despite economic challenges and the effects of extreme weather, LCBO's financial results for fiscal 2013-14 show net sales growth of 2.2 per cent, up $105 million, to $4.997 billion. The agency transferred a dividend of $1.740 billion to the Ontario government (excluding taxes), $40 million more than the year before. Net income for 2013-14 grew $34 million to $1.745 billion, an increase of 2 per cent.
07/31/14
Peller Estates Awarded "Canadian Winery of the Year" at the 2014 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
This year marks the 14(th) national competition judged by an extensive panel of the most respected wine writers, wine critics, retail buyers, Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wines in Canada. With 1,335 wines being reviewed from 189 wineries across Canada, the Canadian Winery of the Year is the highest distinction in the Canadian wine industry.
07/30/14
Don't hold your breath waiting for free trade within Canada
A call by the three western premiers for the dismantling of internal trade barriers between their provinces is a great idea - one that is long overdue. It would lead to more opportunities for enterprising businesses, lower costs for consumers, and greater economic freedom.
07/30/14
Ontario growers say produce season is shaping up to be a good one
Growers of Ontario fruits and vegetables say this summer is looking like a good one for produce. Standing along the packing line of his fourth generation family farm, John Thwaites can't help but smile.
07/30/14
Nova Scotia vintner toasts US competition prize
Nova Scotia's Devonian Coast Wineries has won a Chairman's Trophy Award at the recent Ultimate Wine Challenge in Westchester County, N.Y. Devonian's Mercator Lat 45° took top prize in the competition's White Blends-North America category, ahead of wines from the United States and Ontario.
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