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02/05/16

Hamilton native Braedon Links moved to China in 2009, became involved in local issues and found a new career.

02/05/16

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.

02/05/16

Sales for B.C. fruit wine, by volume, fell 2.7% while fortified dessert wine (not including ice wine) sales fell 2.1% in the year that ended in June 2015, compared with the previous year.

02/04/16

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.

02/04/16

The Canadian dollar gained more than a full cent today, closing at 72.61 cents US, up 1.32 cents from Thursday. It was the loonie's first finish above 72 cents US since the start of the year.

02/04/16

02/04/16

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.

02/04/16

Canada's chief public health officer has released a report on alcohol consumption and it suggests that 80 per cent of Canadians drink.

02/02/16

Report says CCOVI contributed $91.1 million during 2015

02/02/16

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

02/02/16

Called 'Origin Sparkling Wine', it aims to offer bubbly-lovers the option to buy just a small amount of wine - 8.5 ounces - without having to get a whole bottle every time

02/01/16

The VQA is Ontario's appellation authority, which guarantees provenance, and regulates production, authorized grapes, and labeling

01/22/16

Wine country on the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, Canada, may sound a little incongruous. But the area about a half-hour west of Buffalo is home to a wine region of depth, diversity and distinction.

01/22/16

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.

01/21/16

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.

01/20/16

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.

01/20/16

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.

01/19/16

Wineries are buzzing about a dessert wine that's unique to colder regions like Northern Michigan.

01/19/16

Pessimism bubbling around Alberta's oil patch is being shared by the industrial heartland of Ontario, lowering Canadian household confidence for the eighth time in nine weeks.

01/19/16

ow do you know that "made in B.C." wine was actually made in British Columbia? Anne Drewa explains how a bottle may not be as the label advertises, and what changes wineries are calling for

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