Like a Canadian star who had to make it big elsewhere before their career took off in Canada, Ontario's wine industry needs to export more of its wines around the world, says a professor who has done a five-year marketing study on the wine industry.
Using the Zagat database, the company attempted to examine the factors that caused for selections of wine. There were parallels between the study within British Columbia, including the increased interest in local foods among consumers.
Starting today, letters are going to go out to major stakeholders asking for ideas, and in September, residents will be asked for their input to improve what the Ministry of Justice calls "B.C.'s outdated and inefficient liquor laws."
The oppressive clout wielded by our provincial liquor boards claimed another victim in the Canadian wine industry at the recent premiers' meeting known as the Council of the Federation. At issue is a jurisdictional squabble that reaches beyond the issue of permitting the inter-provincial shipments of wine. The bigger picture is lost in the headlines.
The retailer earned $5.3 million, or 23 cents per diluted share, for the three-month period ended June 30. That compared with $4.8 million, or 21 cents per diluted share, for the same period a year earlier.
Wine drinkers are particular. They believe fine reds and whites should be uncorked at the table and dispensed by a human hand. That belief - or display of snobbishness, as he calls it - is the greatest obstacle for Jean-François Bieler to overcome.
The CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says Nova Scotia's opposition Progressive Conservatives have engaged in "dirty politics" by suggesting the group supports the party's proposal to introduce the sale of beer and wine in corner stores.
Before last year, it was illegal for Canadian wineries to ship direct to consumers in another province. That was unlike say, how a Quebec dairy producer can sell cheese to a grocery store chain based anywhere in Canada.
According to Officials, two attack crews and two helicopters were on the scene battling the blaze adjacent to Highway 97. The fire burned a group of trees near the Greata Ranch Winery, but was contained within three hours.
The paper, from the Conference Board, notes that Canada has talked a good game about liberalized trade - particularly on launching free trade talks with major economies in Europe and Asia - but has not acted when it comes to the highly-protected agricultural sector.
Ontario's restaurant owners want the province's liquor agency to give them the same deep discounts it gives to diplomats. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario last month started giving foreign embassies and consulates a 49 percent discount on beer, wine and liquor prices.