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07/31/14
Fort Berens Wins First Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in BC Wines
Saturday marked a momentous day for Lillooet's Fort Berens Estate Winery. The dry, hot sun shone brightly in Lillooet as Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon presented Fort Berens the prestigious 2014 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines for their 2012 Estate Riesling.
07/31/14
LCBO: 20 consecutive years of increasing dividends to government
Despite economic challenges and the effects of extreme weather, LCBO's financial results for fiscal 2013-14 show net sales growth of 2.2 per cent, up $105 million, to $4.997 billion. The agency transferred a dividend of $1.740 billion to the Ontario government (excluding taxes), $40 million more than the year before. Net income for 2013-14 grew $34 million to $1.745 billion, an increase of 2 per cent.
07/31/14
Peller Estates Awarded "Canadian Winery of the Year" at the 2014 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
This year marks the 14(th) national competition judged by an extensive panel of the most respected wine writers, wine critics, retail buyers, Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wines in Canada. With 1,335 wines being reviewed from 189 wineries across Canada, the Canadian Winery of the Year is the highest distinction in the Canadian wine industry.
07/30/14
Don't hold your breath waiting for free trade within Canada
A call by the three western premiers for the dismantling of internal trade barriers between their provinces is a great idea - one that is long overdue. It would lead to more opportunities for enterprising businesses, lower costs for consumers, and greater economic freedom.
07/30/14
Ontario growers say produce season is shaping up to be a good one
Growers of Ontario fruits and vegetables say this summer is looking like a good one for produce. Standing along the packing line of his fourth generation family farm, John Thwaites can't help but smile.
07/30/14
Nova Scotia vintner toasts US competition prize
Nova Scotia's Devonian Coast Wineries has won a Chairman's Trophy Award at the recent Ultimate Wine Challenge in Westchester County, N.Y. Devonian's Mercator Lat 45° took top prize in the competition's White Blends-North America category, ahead of wines from the United States and Ontario.
07/28/14
Ontario Hones Appassimento Wine
Style of winemaking draws on Italian tradition with a Canadian twist
07/21/14
Dean Allison Receives Canadian Wine Industry Champion Award
The Wine Industry Champion Award was recently presented to Dean Allison, Federal Member of Parliament for the Niagara West-Glanbrook riding in Ontario, recognizing Allison's exemplary support for the Canadian wine industry and contributions to the overall strength and long-term viability of the industry.
07/21/14
Peller Takes Sandhill to the Street
Owner of Canadian wineries opens tasting room in industrial section of Kelowna
07/18/14
New Ownership at 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery
The pair will be working with Summerland-based Okanagan Crush Pad winemaker Matt Dumayne, who will assist with viticulture and work with Vineyard Manager, Lucas Renshaw, on the wine portfolio.
07/18/14
Launch of First National Online Directory of Canada's Wineries
At their recent annual general meeting, the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) announced the Wine411 joint project with BlackSquare Inc. to produce the first independent, national online directory of Canada's nearly 800 wineries.
07/18/14
Ontario: Rick Hansen announced as Grape and Wine celebrity speaker
Like the improvement in quality of grapes in Ontario during the past quarter century, the celebrity speaker at the upcoming Niagara Grape and Wine Festival has seen plenty of progress in his area of passion.
07/16/14
BC wildfires: West Kelowna's Mount Boucherie on fire
Fire crews are battling a brush fire on Mount Boucherie in West Kelowna, B.C., as wildfires continue to spread across the province. Smoke and flames can be seen climbing the mountain, which sits on the shore of Okanagan Lake in the province's popular wine-growing region.
07/15/14
2014 Canadian Wine Industry Awards
he Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) announced the results of the inaugural Canadian Wine Industry Awards. These prestigious awards recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that have gone above and beyond to support and enhance the wine industry in Canada, celebrating the success, leadership and outstanding commitment in Canada's grape wine industry.
07/15/14
Provinces remain protectionist as feds loosen liquor laws
Brewers, distillers can send products out of province but face same obstacles as winemakers
07/10/14
Senator Ross Fitzpatrick Honored for Contribution to the BC Wine Industry
"The Senator exemplifies the intent of the award, which was created to recognize those who have helped to develop the wine industry in our province," says BC Wine Institute chair, Josie Tyabji who presented Fitzpatrick with the award at the Canadian Wine Industry dinner at CedarCreek Estate Winery. "His efforts and leadership have helped shape the industry as we know it today."
07/09/14
Ontario grape prices rise two per cent over two years
Grape growers are getting a 2 percent price increase over two years as part of an agreement reached with wineries. Debbie Zimmerman, CEO of Grape Growers of Ontario, says the agreement covers 18 varieties and the price increase is over this year and 2015.
07/08/14
Wines of British Columbia Partners with Visa Infinite for 2014 Wine Country Series
The British Columbia Wine Institute is once again partnering with Visa Infinite to offer one-of-a-kind winery experiences, special discounts and complimentary tastings at more than 30 BC wineries.
07/08/14
Roundup Resistant Weeds Threaten Vineyards
Vineyard owner and agronomist discusses situation regarding glyphosate in British Columbia
07/07/14
Should Alberta modernize its liquor laws?
"We have the largest selection of product of any province in Canada."
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