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10/21/14

Canadian wineries plan to spend more effort exploring foreign markets, including Taiwan, in a move to promote Canada's high-quality grape wines and ice wines globally, Canada's representative to Taiwan said Sunday

10/21/14

The three-member board of the B.C. Wine Authority (BCWA) last week asked the province's agriculture minister to formally approve and establish the Golden Mile Bench Designated Viticultural Area (DVA), the first subappellation within the larger Okanagan Valley DVA.

10/21/14

Canada is looking at slapping duties on iconic U.S. products ranging from California wine to ketchup after the World Trade Organization found the country's meat labelling laws offside for a second time in two years. A WTO appeal panel ruled that a U.S. law that requires grocery stores to list the country of origin on meat products discriminates against Canadian and Mexican livestock. The decision was made public Monday.

10/21/14

The director of Canada's Taipei trade office said in an interview with CNA that the North American nation has 'successful wines that can surprise people'

10/17/14

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Our VIA Rail train from Montreal pulled into the historic Beaux-Arts station in Halifax, across the street from a statue of Lt-General Edward Cornwallis, the first British governor of Nova Scotia.

10/17/14

How do we get a handle on the LCBO - and free our alcohol sales from the foreign-owned Beer Store monopoly? How do we give Hydro One a jolt?

10/16/14

In many ways, the Okanagan Valley is ideally suited for wine production. As in eastern Washington, the summers are hot and dry and the northerly latitude ensures lots of sun during the day.

10/16/14

WineAlign, a Web-based business that helps oenophiles select the perfect wine for any occasion, has spent $511,000 in software development fees since starting up in 2008. "And that's just development," says founder Bryan McCaw. "Not testing, quality assurance or anything else. The total is probably double that."

10/16/14

"This is a British Columbia success story about what can happen when we all work together for the greater good of the environment," says Mary Polak, Minister of Environment. "A big congratulations to Encorp Pacific for the progress they've made, and to all British Columbians who have helped reach this milestone."

10/15/14

This harvest of success, which has expanded in recent years, includes everything from craft beers and various wines to cold-pressed pumpkin oil and pears grown in brandy bottles on trees.

10/10/14

Although beer remains the top choice for Albertans with just over $1 billion in sales in 2013, wine sales overall jumped by 11 per cent last year - the highest hike in the country and more than double the national average - to $614.2 million, according to Statistics Canada.

10/09/14

Enjoy gorgeous fall foliage across Canada while savouring the country's best wines on an autumn wine tour.

10/09/14

A public meeting in Iqaluit last night to talk about opening a beer and wine store was a sobering one, with lengthy testimonies from elders about the harms of alcohol. Some said Iqaluit's last liquor store 40 years ago was the pilot program, and it failed.

10/08/14

While B.C. has encouraged open exchange with Ontario and other provinces, allowing B.C. residents to purchase Ontario wine, Ontario hasn't been so quick to reciprocate, even though Ontario wineries have gone on the record in support of opening provincial borders for wine sales.

10/07/14

A Canadian town where the sale of alcohol has been illegal for the last 109 years is to vote on its reintroduction.

10/07/14

A Canadian town has overwhelmingly voted in favour of keeping a 100-year-old ban on the sale of alcohol.

10/03/14

Starting Oct. 1, eight hand-selected BC VQA wines will be available for purchase at 15 Whole Foods Market stores across Washington and Oregon.

10/03/14

Plans for Dark Horse Estate Winery were unveiled at a special ceremony at the Huron Country Playhouse in South Huron. Construction is expected to start next year, and the goal is to have the winery open in the spring of 2016.

10/03/14

Out of 540 entries, an Okanagan wine has won the prestigious Premier Wine Award, being recognized as the best in the province.

10/02/14

Jay Garnett, CEO of Icon Fine Wine & Spirits, announced the acquisition of Free House Wine + Spirits Ltd. The deal brings together two of Western Canada's most dynamic boutique wine and spirits import companies and positions Icon as one of the country's top mid-sized agencies.

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