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02/11/16

Washington wine grape growers should be looking to New Zealand as a model for premium wine production - and there's opportunity for growth. That's according to Greg Livengood, a global wine and grape broker for Ciatti Co. in San Rafael, California.

02/11/16

"The interest is certainly there," Sousa said Wednesday, when asked about the possibility of adding wine to the list of items shoppers can pick up at the supermarket.

02/11/16

Brock University's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute issued a warning to Ontario wineries to be ready to take whatever precautions they can.

02/11/16

Nine decades since Prohibition ended, Ontario's cabinet is poised to lift its longstanding ban on new wine outlets.

02/10/16

Shoppers in supermarkets globally are buying more Rioja, including Reserva, Gran Reserva and Crianza variants, growing the wine's value sales by 5.33 per cent, and volume sales by 1.13 per cent, TheDrinksBusiness.com reports.

02/10/16

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. -

02/09/16

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.

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.

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