Beer, wine and liquor consumers, mark your calendars: May 12, 2015 is when new purchasing options may start opening up for you. That's the date that was set last week for the trial of New Brunswick resident Gerard Comeau to commence.
The wine industry is filled with tales of wineries starting because a hobby got out of hand, but Kettle Valley Winery owners Bob Ferguson and Tim Watts took it way beyond what most would consider viable - or sane.
Justice Minister Suzanne Anton will announce yet more changes to provincial wine sales on Friday as part of her government's makeover of the liquor industry. But industry insiders say consumers will still be hit with higher prices and less choice for quality wines as a result of the Minister's tinkering
Corcelettes Estate Winery is set to start the new year off with a bang. Having recently acquired Herder Winery and Vineyards, 2015 marks the start of a new era for Corcelettes Winery. Early in the new year, the Corcelettes team will begin the move from their current location in Cawston to their new location, the previous home of Herder Winery in Keremeos.
Encore Vineyards Ltd, spearheaded by British Columbia's most renowned wine industry pioneer, Harry McWatters, is offering an ownership opportunity to people interested in becoming a part of a fully-integrated wine company.
Oenophiles will have another way to celebrate their favourite beverage in the new year with the inaugural Niagara Icewine Festival events in Niagara Falls, Ont. A three-day event is being held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre from Jan. 23 to 25.
As the temperatures begin to drop in Wine Country Ontario, winemakers prepare for the Icewine harvest while they watch in anticipation of the necessary - 8o C required for picking. It's an exciting time and visitors from all over the world have begun to anticipate the start of Niagara's Icewine Festival. While the harvest date of Icewine changes every year, the time for its biggest celebration is always the same, taking place over three weeks in January, right in the heart of Niagara.
The deal - crafted 14 years ago by the Harris Tories and kept on the books by the current Liberal one - makes the foreign-owned Beer Store the only outlet in the province allowed to sell beer in packs larger than six.
Analysis says as of April 1, 2015, a $30 bottle of wine would sell for $34 to $40. A $40 bottle would go for between $47 and $56, and a $100 bottle would sell for $125 to $151. Only at the lowest end-$8 and $10 bottles-might consumers pay a little less
The ranch aims to follow in the footsteps of the area's early explorers and uncover what the land can offer. With vineyards at the edge of cool climate viticulture, they are set to reveal Canada's next wine growing area.
Wineries in North America appreciate the validation that comes from foreign investment-especially when Old World names such as Drouhin, Antinori and others commit to developing properties in new wine regions
Wine Country Ontario has extended the tour of its VQA Wine Tasting Truck to take the wine tasting experience directly to consumers across Ontario. The mobile tour showcases Ontario VQA wines and encourages Ontarians to sample and discover what's great about local in a unique, educational and fun way!