New information provided by the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch's data team reveals the top 30 products sold by the branch in each of 28 regional districts in B.C. in 2015, and it brings to light some surprising trends across the province. -
Alcohol poses serious risks during pregnancy. There is no known safe amount. And some women don't find out they are pregnant until they are several weeks along. But in reality, this message is a form of dangerous and unnecessary fear mongering that will, in all likelihood, make matters involving alcohol and pregnancy even more confusing and contentious than they already are.
This tendency has presented something of a challenge to Yannick and Greg Wertsch, brothers and owners of Between the Lines Winery, a six-year-old enterprise in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., that produces and sells wines from a retail store in the family barn as well as through a wine club and in restaurants.
In a new, data-rich report on national alcohol consumption released by his office on Wednesday, Taylor invites parliamentarians, policy-makers, liquor producers, retailers and the 22 million other Canadians who reportedly drink to reconsider what they think they know about wine, beer, coolers and spirits.
Net earnings of $6.1 million (or $0.22 per share) increased $0.4 million or 6% for the three month period ended December 31, 2015 compared to the same quarter last year. On a year to date basis, net earnings of $12.4 million increased $1.7 million or 16% for the six month period ended December 31, 2015, when compared to the same period last year.
Toronto management consulting firm MDB Insight examined the activities of the institute, located at Brock University, and determined that its economic contribution to the province in 2015 was $91.1 million (all values in Canadian). This includes 307 jobs within the industry and ancillary sectors
Wines from British Columbia are now receiving the international recognition they deserve thanks to more experience in winemaking, improved viticulture management, and top-notch scientific research on soils and climate.
The Canadian dollar took a beating last year, and continues to languish against most currencies. While this is good news for exporters, it's nothing but strife for importers, who must continually wrangle with their suppliers and distributors over whose belt gets tightened to maintain steady prices.
When it comes to wine labels, John Skinner is all about seeking the truth. The owner of Penticton-based Painted Rock Estate Winery has been fighting to ensure wines produced in other countries are labeled accurately.
Joseph Pohorly, the founder of Joseph's Estate Wines in Niagara-on-the-Lake, is one of the pioneers to make Canadian icewines in 1980s. He upgraded the hand press to mechanical which helped advance the icewine making in Niagara.