In the most recent edition of Wines of British Columbia's The Vine newsletter, the organization celebrated its 25th anniversary with a column highlighting the powerful influence of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Colio Estate Wines announced today that it will be donating $100,000 towards the creation of two academic scholarships at St. Clair College and Brock University, in memory of their late Master Winemaker, Carlo Negri.
Our neighbourhood rejoiced when a Cuban diner opened up nearby in the fall of 2013. The room was cheery and smartly run, with original, inexpensive cooking. My wife and I often brought our son there for after-school dinners. We'd have the tostones rellenos or the guava-braised short ribs with rice and beans and house-made hot sauce.
The shelves are stocked floor-to-ceiling with trademark Trader Joe's food items, cheeky chalkboard wisdom greets customers at the entrance and the sign outside trumpets the name in familiar red lettering in front of a nautical mural featuring a tin of sardines and a sea turtle
The BC Liberal government's incompetent liquor industry meddling will lurch towards potential wine price increases on April 1. Even worse for winery owners, private and public liquor stores, wine agents and restaurants - the government is keeping its retail pricing plans mostly a secret that's deeper and darker than a bottle of old vines zinfandel
With a Blue Ribbon panel in Ontario currently looking at "monetizing" provincial assets, it struck me that this panel, the provincial government, and possibly some Ontarians, are asking all the wrong questions, particularly when it comes to the sale and distribution of wine and beer
The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA), representing over 90% of all wine produced in Canada and almost 100% of Canada's genuine Icewine production, and Vignerons Indépendants du Québec (VIQ) are deeply disappointed in the Québec government's new Icewine certification system for "Vin de Glace du Québec.