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05/21/15

Bipartisan bill seeks to avoid retaliatory tariffs threatening U.S. wine industry

05/21/15

Changes to the B.C. Liquor Act, which came into effect April 1, are meant to encourage competition

05/21/15

VMF Estates Proprietor Anthony von Mandl, today announced that after 23 transformative years of putting the Okanagan Valley on the world wine map, John Simes has decided to transition from his role as Chief Winemaker at Mission Hill Family Estate to allow him to focus on the von Mandl Family's diverse and exceptional Okanagan vineyards.

05/19/15

... that found that recent U.S. laws demanding country-of-origin labeling on meat products are discriminatory and

05/15/15

A producer has been accused of blending inferior wines and passing them off as Chablis in a decade-long scam.

05/15/15

Canada's 2014 Icewine vintage is set to only yield half as much wine as the historic 2013 harvest, but several winemakers are optimistic on quality thanks to good acidity levels and picking conditions.

05/15/15

U.S. wine exports to Canada - roughly 90 percent of them from California - topped $1 billion in retail sales for the first time last year, making our northern neighbor the biggest single customer for American wine.

05/13/15

Eleven people, including at least two who have well-established ties to Canada's legitimate wine and spirits industry, were arrested Tuesday in an investigation into an alleged tax fraud scheme in which nearly 2 million bottles of wine were sold on the black market.

05/13/15

Statistics Canada recently released new numbers on the sale of alcoholic beverages in Canada, and concluded Canadians spent $20.5 billion on beer, wine, and spirits in 2013/2014, up 1.1 per cent from the previous year.

05/13/15

In 2010, 67% of 15-year-old Canadians tried alcohol, according to Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics and Public Health Policy. That's up from 43% of 15-year-olds eight years earlier.

05/13/15

Small batch distillers say they face Prohibition-era laws that don't apply to beer and winemakers

05/13/15

Dubbed "Project Malbec", the investigation began last January and has uncovered a record number of contraband wines sold by a single network.

05/08/15

Wine sales made to Canadian citizens have upstate New York wine producers worried. They said they are losing business because Canada makes it too expensive for their citizens to buy New York state wines while visiting and then bring it home to Canada.

05/08/15

BC's first farm-gate winery marks silver jubilee with wine and art

05/07/15

"Chinese consumers are increasingly aware of the world-class wines made in Ontario. I'd like to congratulate Vineland Estates on their commitment to building new markets for Ontario wine. This demonstrates the significant opportunity for export growth in Ontario's wine and grape sector" commented Minister Leal.

05/07/15

The city spends $27,000 plus tax disposing of glass products at a cost of $18 a tonne each month, Coderre said. In total, 1,500 tonnes of glass is disposed of monthly, 80 per cent of it derived from SAQ bottles. Most cannot be recycled into bottles because it breaks during the recycling process and is mixed with other materials. Most ends up being used as construction filler or dumped in landfills.

05/07/15

Vineland Estates says a new wine retailing and distribution agreement with partners in China includes a new retail store that recently opened in the city of Tai'an.

05/07/15

British Columbia had the biggest drop in profit from alcohol sales among Canadian provinces in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, according to data that Statistics Canada released May 4.

05/05/15

Wild Goose Vineyards in Okanagan Falls received two best of class awards - including one for Riesling - at the 2015 British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards.

05/05/15

For the first time in 10 years, B.C. will lead Canada in economic growth in 2015, according to the BMO Blue Book released Monday by BMO Capital Markets Economics and BMO Commercial Banking.

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