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05/03/16

A Vancouver-based lawyer specializing in the tricky rules around selling Canadian wine says winemakers are excited about a "breakthrough" court decision that could pave the way for regional vintages to be sold across provincial lines.

05/03/16

The B.C. wine industry is looking closely at a ruling out of a New Brunswick courtroom that could open the door for direct wine sales across the country.

05/02/16

Two men were arrested at the Young Israel of Montreal synagogue on April 26, where police found 650 cases of kosher wine - from Israel, Australia, and the U.S. - in its basement

04/27/16

It's late Friday night after an hour's drive from Toronto, and we're pulling up to a beautiful black house on a vineyard. François Morissette, the owner and winemaker at Pearl Morisette-located in Jordan, Ontario-has left the front door to his house unlocked for us to drop our things, relax, and sleep until it's time to hang out and drink wine tomorrow afternoon.

04/27/16

The Grape & The Grain is BC's first and only festival to bring spirits, wine and beer together in one amazing weekend. Live entertainment by local musicians, fare from Vancouver's favourite food trucks and an Artist Village combine to make this outdoor festival a perfect day out for the 19+. Tickets start at $45. All tickets include $20 festival spending money.

04/26/16

New Brunswickers are thirsty for more wine inside grocery stores, but NB Liquor is worried that expanding selection could drive traffic away from its own locations, new documents show.

04/26/16

On Monday, ENCORE Vineyards announced the building, located on Martin Street, will be home to TIME Winery, McWatters Collection and Evolve Cellars.

04/25/16

Canada-based retailer Liquor Stores N.A. operates more than 200 stores throughout Alberta and British Columbia, but lately the company has been raising its profile in the U.S., where sales increased 4% to $170 million in 2015

04/22/16

Catering to an influx of tourists can take some serious manpower and be a challenge for many businesses year round. The Okanagan, a region popular for wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, is facing a serious labour shortage, and it is only going to get worse in the years to come.

04/22/16

Destination BC is providing $3.6 million to support more than 110 projects across British Columbia in fiscal 2016/17 to foster community-based tourism activities, the corporation announced today.

04/21/16

The Itasca white wine grape is the latest in a series of developed grapes.

04/21/16

A five-year research project at the Summerland Research and Development Centre is examining how grapes can survive cold winter temperatures.

04/19/16

Harry McWatters, an Okanagan Valley wine legend and president and CEO of Encore Vineyards Limited sold a piece of valley history earlier this month to an undisclosed Chinese buyer.

04/14/16

April 1, 2016, marked the one-year anniversary of the B.C. government's effort to modernize the province's liquor policies. To celebrate the milestone and ensure everyone is aware that all's well in Victoria, it issued a news release entitled "No foolin'­-#BCliquor changes are a win for British Columbia."

04/08/16

Kelowna businessman Dick Stewart, a pioneer in the Okanagan's wine industry who branched out into other successful commercial endeavours, turns 90 today.

04/08/16

Island Nature Trust works to protect wildlife habitat in P.E.I. and Thursday, the group announced a five-year partnership with the P.E.I Liquor Control Commission.

04/07/16

Owner of Jost Vineyards to launch first grape winery in Newfoundland

04/07/16

Constellation Brands Inc. is exploring an initial public offering of some of its Canadian wine business, a move that would tilt the beverage company's remaining brand portfolio even more heavily toward beer.

04/06/16

This week's price hike by the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation will help reduce the provincial deficit, but it means you pay more for beer, wine and spirits than most Canadians.

04/05/16

Canadians will soon be able to get an alcoholic beverage to go along with their latte at Starbucks, as the coffee giant is going to start selling wine, craft beer and cider in its Toronto locations.

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