The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary has entered into a Marketing Agreement with SHOP.CA for SHOP.CA to provide an online marketing platform for the wines offered for sale by WineOnline under license. No other wine manufacturer or distributor will be given an online marketing platform on the SHOP.CA e-Commerce site.
But more and more brewers say they're facing a glass ceiling for their business model. The culprit? The current provincial liquor regime. The main symbol of their frustration, at least from the viewpoint of microbrewers? The Beer Store.
A new wastewater treatment system has saved a Canadian winery $4,000 annually on sewer surcharges and removed as much as 97 percent of biochemical oxygen demand from the winery's wastewater, Storm Water Solutions reports.
Government is feverishly working to alter its formerly sacred legislation permitting the movement of licences from around the province to allow grocery stores to acquire or engage in partnerships with those who have licences to somehow make the grocery store model work. They could have issued grocery store licences, but that would have made too much sense.
As part of its activities at Unified, Renaissance Yeast will be offering free trial sample packs of its Vivace and Andante hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-preventing wine yeasts to Unified attendees. All the company's yeasts are naturally developed and non-GMO.
A former notary public in British Columbia has been fined $33-million after a hearing panel concluded she conducted a $100-million Ponzi scheme fraud involving false claims about raising financing for a high-end local winery.
As recently as a few months ago, it was hard to imagine anything successfully smashing through the status quo of Ontario's liquor retail regime. But things are suddenly looking up. Chris Selley and NOW's Jonathan Goldsbie discuss the sudden and potentially seismic shift in public sentiment.
The events kick off on Jan. 9 at the Niagara Fallsview Casino that will play host to the first Icewine Festival that started it all in 1995, the Niagara Icewine Festival Xerox Gala. Wine enthusiasts, foodies, and music lovers unite to experience several Icewine related events, from formals, to outdoor Ice village settings, intimate winery settings, and vineyards covered in a winter wonderland.
Making it easier for Ontarians to buy booze is popular and makes more money for the government, but it'll probably kill some people. Ottawa's top public-health doctor is frustrated that nobody talks about the second part. It never comes up when the province boasts about letting wine be sold at farmers' markets, or promoting craft breweries.
The latest obstacle is a shake-up in B.C. liquor regulation that will see a new markup structure kick in April 1.The new markup structure will establish a single wholesale price for all retailers and see the per-liter markup shift to 89% on the first $11.75 of value and 67% on any additional value.