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05/05/15

For the first time in 10 years, B.C. will lead Canada in economic growth in 2015, according to the BMO Blue Book released Monday by BMO Capital Markets Economics and BMO Commercial Banking.

05/05/15

B.C. was one of only two provinces that did not increase its profit from alcohol sales in the 2014 fiscal year

04/27/15

"Just pleased to be down here and part of the Washington wine industry."

04/24/15

While retailers say they welcome the province's first steps to bring beer to supermarkets, some big chains are struggling with restrictions that will limit beer sales in each store to about $1-million a year and keep package sizes to six-packs.

04/23/15

Six British Columbia winemakers will make the trip of a lifetime today when their wines are featured at the iconic James Beard House in New York City.

04/23/15

Starting Thursday, you will be able to order a bottle of wine or spirits with your groceries.

04/23/15

Ontario's decision to allow grocers to carry beer in their stores has left retailers divided about the potential new source of business and uncertain about its effects

04/22/15

A Canadian restaurant has received messages of "hate and threats" after it banned "small screaming children" from its premises.

04/21/15

Wines of British Columbia, Tourism Calgary and the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance Showcase the Best of the West in a Winery & Chef Collaborative Lunch and Dinner at the James Beard House in New York for the Very First Time

04/21/15

Recently, the owners, Michael Lightfoot and Jocelyn Allen, started the development agreement process for their Lower Wolfville land. They want permission to build a tourist commercial operation at 11137 Highway 1. The proposal includes constructing a banquet hall that will hold 150 people, a commercial kitchen and wine tasting rooms.

04/17/15

Ontario announced Thursday it will allow beer to be sold in hundreds of grocery stores. Here's how alcohol is sold in other Canadian provinces:

04/17/15

"This is a monumental day for craft brewers and for all consumers in Ontario," said Cam Heaps, co-founder of Steam Whistle Brewing and chair of Ontario Craft Brewers.

04/17/15

Small wine makers not thrilled that plans to bring wine to grocery stores reportedly stalled by the province

04/16/15

Last month, Ontarians were toasting news that the province would soon allow beer and wines sales in some grocery stores, but now oenophiles have been told to put a cork in it.

04/16/15

Small wine makers not thrilled that plans to bring wine to grocery stores reportedly stalled by the province

04/16/15

Ontarians will soon be able to buy beer in some 300 supermarkets, but the more complicated expansion of wine sales in grocery stores is going to take longer to uncork, the Star has learned

04/15/15

By now you've seen and heard about the April 1 launch of BC Wine Institute's first "wine on grocery shelves" BC VQA wine store: Wines of British Columbia Save-On-Foods South Point in South Surrey. It represents the first time in BC that a BC VQA wine store operating agreement has been granted to a grocer, which we believe is a positive step forward in enhancing the effectiveness of these unique, direct from farm retail sales licences.

04/13/15

It's a new year in the Okanagan and as the sap begins to push, the dreams of most producers turn to thoughts of the best growing season ever. Much has changed over the last decade but if you are thinking the wines are better than ever it is more than that

04/10/15

If Ontario allows beer and wine sold in supermarkets, liquor should be too, says Spirits Canada

04/10/15

"I would say the Shores of Erie, that weekend is as good as a month of sales here in retail," said Stephen Mitchell, the president of the Sprucewood Shores Winery and the Essex and Pelee Island Coast Growers Association. Kelly O'Rourke, the director of the festival, said the economic benefit on the region was $2.8 million in 2014, based on the Ontario Tourism Regional Economic Impact Model (TREIM).

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