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.
Washington wine grape growers should be looking to New Zealand as a model for premium wine production - and there's opportunity for growth. That's according to Greg Livengood, a global wine and grape broker for Ciatti Co. in San Rafael, California.