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04/05/16
BC wine industry contributes $2B a year to province's economy
In 2003, B.C. was home to just 81 wineries. Now, the province has 273 wineries and over 900 vineyards, creating about 10,000 jobs in the wine and grape industry, and contributing around $2 billion dollars per year to B.C.'s economy.
04/04/16
BC Wine Industry Celebrates One Year of BC VQA Wine on Grocery Store Shelves
Today BC's Wine Industry reflects on the incredible advances that wine-in-grocery has made since the Province of BC's new liquor regulations took effect one year ago, following the government's province-wide Liquor Policy Review allowing 100 per cent BC Wines (BC VQA) to be sold on grocery store shelves for the first time.
04/01/16
On the rocky shores of Nova Scotia, Canada's next great wine region
Winemakers in the lush heartland of Nova Scotia's wine industry, the Annapolis Valley, are embracing what might appear as an impossible set of conditions - cool temperatures and rocky, acidic soil - to create award-winning white and sparkling wines that are capturing international attention.
04/01/16
Church & State wants to raise the bar for B.C. wines
Many wineries in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are family operations, but the Pullens go even further, bringing in cousins and uncles to work every once in a while. Perhaps that's because they also operate a winery in Victoria in addition to the winery and 48-hectare vineyard on the edge of Coyote Bowl in the South Okanagan.
04/01/16
ICCWS organisers expecting a sellout
Tickets to this year's International Cool Climate Wine Symposium are expected to sell out "well in advance of the event", organisers have warned.
03/31/16
Canada's next great wine region: Nova Scotia
Winemakers in the lush heartland of Nova Scotia's wine industry, the Annapolis Valley, are embracing what might appear as an impossible set of conditions - cool temperatures and rocky, acidic soil - to create award-winning white and sparkling wines that are capturing international attention.
03/31/16
Shores of Erie wine festival cancelled for another year
The festival corporation still faces liquor license charges in relation to the death of 18-year-old Emily Bernauer. A trial date has been set for Nov. 3 and Nov. 4.
03/30/16
Wine lab being developed at Acadia University
Nova Scotia's growing wine industry won't have to wait for laboratory results from Quebec and Ontario in a few months.
03/30/16
Osoyoos house built in 1882 to be demolished for new winery
Some pieces from the old home may be used in the new building says owner Ricky Dhaliwal
03/25/16
Marselan: orphan grape variety in the Okanagan
A 2013 Marselan was produced by Montakarn Estate Winery near Oliver. The winery released it last year and still has some available. There is no 2014 nor 2015 and the odds against a 2016 Marselan are very long.
03/24/16
Canada's Wine Industry Eyes Fresh Investment
New government pledges to provide millions in funding for the nation's agricultural research stations
03/23/16
A glass of wine a day won't keep the doctor at bay, finds B.C. study
A new University of Victoria-led study has found no health benefits from moderate drinking.
03/23/16
B.C. and Oliver partner on irrigation repair to keep agriculture economy flowing
The project will repair a section of pipe near Gallagher Lake that was damaged by a January rock slide to ensure the Town of Oliver, the Osoyoos Indian Band, and about 400 farmers in the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) have reliable access to irrigated water.
03/09/16
Wine: The good and the bad news about supermarket wine sales
By the end of the year, 70 supermarkets will be licensed to sell wine, and others will go on stream next year until a projected 300 stores are selling wine by 2025. I suspect that after a couple of years the system will open up completely.
03/07/16
Warming trends could make British Columbia prime Chardonnay-growing territory
Climate change is the ostensible reason why B.C. wine pioneer Anthony von Mandl (owner of 44,000-case CedarCreek Estate Winery and 250,000-case Mission Hill Family Estate) has launched CheckMate Artisanal Winery in Oliver, B.C., as the newest venture of Von Mandl Family Estates
03/04/16
The Wines of British Columbia Kick Off the Big Taste with World Famous Wine Critic Matt Kramer
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.
03/01/16
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards announces 2016 concert series
OLIVER, British Columbia - Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, one of the most visitor-friendly wineries in the Okanagan Valley, has announced the return of its Canadian Concert Series this summer.
02/26/16
Ontario Hikes Taxes On Cigarettes, Raises Minimum Price For Wine In 2016 Budget
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.
02/26/16
Minimum prices for booze introduced by Provincial government
"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."
02/24/16
Okanagan Crush Pad Expands in Three Canadian Provinces and Europe
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.
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