Bulgaria will start exporting local wines to Canada. Connoisseurs from Ottawa took a liking to our wines during the second Balkan Wine Forum, which took place in the Bulgarian capital on May 16-19, informed organizer Galina Niforu.
Last year helped wineries recover from two short vintages. The 2012 harvest easily broke the record of 22,722 tons set in 2011, however that figure is largely the result of more available acres planted
It was like Armaggedon in LCBO stores across the province on Thursday and that's exactly what the spin masters wanted to see. Everyone waited with bated breath while being told "talks are continuing in hopes of averting the strike, but if no deal is reached then the strike is on as of 12:01 a.m. Friday." Yikes.
On Thursday, May 9 the vested interests in Ontario's beverage alcohol industry gathered at an Economic Club of Canada luncheon at Toronto's Delta Chelsea Hotel to hear why the province should move to a mixed public/private retail model of selling wine, beer and spirits.
In a speech to be delivered Thursday to the Economic Club of Canada, Ian Baillie, executive director, Alliance of Beverage Licensees B.C., also encourages Ontario to stay away from putting beers in corner stores, warning that problems outweigh the benefits of convenience.