Manitoba Liberal leader Rana Bokhari says, if elected, a provincial Liberal provincial government would look at making "substantial changes" in the way alcohol is sold in Manitoba, including potentially privatizing Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.
The charges against the five board members of the Shores of Erie Wine Festival will be dropped next week, according to lawyer Patrick Ducharme. Meanwhile, a numbered company was charged under the Liquor License Act today, according to court documents.
The hot and dry conditions across B.C. have sped up the growing season and resulted in a bumper crop on Vancouver Island and the Okanagan region. But it also brings some unique challenges for the province's winemakers.
Winemaker Garron Elmes has made every bottle of wine at Lake Breeze since the day it opened 20 years ago. From arrival in Penticton from South Africa coincided with the launch of many small estates along what is now one of the most famous winegrowing benches in British Columbia. Today the winery is a premier producer of pinot blanc and joins a small cadre of producers making exciting pinot noir across the valley.
Once home to fur traders, gold miners and infamous train robber Billy Miner, Kamloops, B.C., now boasts lush farms, a stunning riverfront and the recently created Kamloops Wine Trail. Not one to miss out on a day of wine tasting (not to mention exploring, shopping and spa-ing), we packed our bags and drove straight there.
Meet GM Jessie Harnden and winemaker Jason Parkes and learn all about the Black Swift, a bird native to the Okanagan that lays a single egg per year. Single egg, single vineyard, well, you get the picture - The Hatch is an incubator for wine.
Recent rumblings that the United States is so frustrated with Canada's reluctance to lower barriers to agricultural trade that it is considering completing a TPP that excludes us only heightens the pressure to address outstanding issues that are holding up the final text of the agreement.