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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.

04/05/16

On Friday, the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies hosted Canada's first ladies-only craft beer festival at the Evergreen Brick Works. While SOBDL's smaller monthly events are always popular, this particular one sold out just 36 hours after it was announced. With close to 20 craft-brewing companies and several food trucks on site, the visitors had plenty to keep their palates happy while playing Ping-Pong or warming up by a campfire. We asked them about their drinking habits, and why they think female-focused beer events matter.

04/05/16

In 2003, B.C. was home to just 81 wineries. Now, the province has 273 wineries and over 900 vineyards, creating about 10,000 jobs in the wine and grape industry, and contributing around $2 billion dollars per year to B.C.'s economy.

04/04/16

Today BC's Wine Industry reflects on the incredible advances that wine-in-grocery has made since the Province of BC's new liquor regulations took effect one year ago, following the government's province-wide Liquor Policy Review allowing 100 per cent BC Wines (BC VQA) to be sold on grocery store shelves for the first time.

04/01/16

Winemakers in the lush heartland of Nova Scotia's wine industry, the Annapolis Valley, are embracing what might appear as an impossible set of conditions - cool temperatures and rocky, acidic soil - to create award-winning white and sparkling wines that are capturing international attention.

04/01/16

Many wineries in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are family operations, but the Pullens go even further, bringing in cousins and uncles to work every once in a while. Perhaps that's because they also operate a winery in Victoria in addition to the winery and 48-hectare vineyard on the edge of Coyote Bowl in the South Okanagan.

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