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03/10/15

Amherstburg police have laid a total of 11 charges under the liquor act in connection with the single-car rollover that killed Emily Bernauer, 18, on Sept. 6, 2014.

03/09/15

The shelves are stocked floor-to-ceiling with trademark Trader Joe's food items, cheeky chalkboard wisdom greets customers at the entrance and the sign outside trumpets the name in familiar red lettering in front of a nautical mural featuring a tin of sardines and a sea turtle

03/09/15

The antiquated retail system, which accounts for the bulk of sales in the province, is at the center of the beer wars in Ontario

03/09/15

'We seem to be forgotten,' says Halton Region fruit wine producer following announcement of funding renewals for VQA and vineyard improvement programs

03/04/15

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she is "making an assumption that there are aspects of the liquor system in Ontario . . . that are not as rational as they could be."

03/03/15

The BC Liberal government's incompetent liquor industry meddling will lurch towards potential wine price increases on April 1. Even worse for winery owners, private and public liquor stores, wine agents and restaurants - the government is keeping its retail pricing plans mostly a secret that's deeper and darker than a bottle of old vines zinfandel

03/02/15

With a Blue Ribbon panel in Ontario currently looking at "monetizing" provincial assets, it struck me that this panel, the provincial government, and possibly some Ontarians, are asking all the wrong questions, particularly when it comes to the sale and distribution of wine and beer

02/27/15

The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA), representing over 90% of all wine produced in Canada and almost 100% of Canada's genuine Icewine production, and Vignerons Indépendants du Québec (VIQ) are deeply disappointed in the Québec government's new Icewine certification system for "Vin de Glace du Québec.

02/27/15

The BC Government has announced its initial rules regarding the sale of wine and liquor in supermarkets in this policy directive, Phased-In Implementation of Liquor in Grocery Stores, and this press release, Lottery Announced for Liquor Store Relocation

02/26/15

China has overtaken France and Italy as the world's largest consumer of red wine

02/25/15

Founders Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn have divorced, and Dinn has sold his interest in the winery to Noble. Based on an amusing photo that accompanied the press release and comments by the two founders, the split was amicable.

02/25/15

The bud-killing January 2014 freeze left most local vineyards without grapes this summer and this winter's extended cold weather has winemakers here worried again.

02/25/15

When the Aquilini Investment Group successfully trumped other bidders for 670 acres of vineyard land in Washington state in November 2013, there was a lot of speculation about its plans.

02/25/15

In the week of Feb. 17, the Ontario government announced it was setting aside plans for the expansion of LCBO kiosks in future grocery store test markets. It has caused a row with critics because in April 2014, the expansion plans were previously announced by that same Wynne government. For years, the LCBO privatization debate has ebbed and flowed in the public discourse. There are those who would love to see the Quebec or American style models, so let's take stock of Ontario's liquor situation.

02/24/15

the British Columbia Fruit Growers' Association, analyzed the region's vineyards and grape production

02/20/15

As Canada's wine market grows, Californian producers are trying to make sure they secure access.

02/20/15

A strategy is needed to improve market access and expand food exports, says trade official

02/20/15

The Vancouver International Wine Festival turns 37 next week, and having attended all of them I can say it's a special week for all wine drinkers. I have to say I admire the winery people who make the trek to B.C. and, maybe most of all, the unbridled enthusiasm shown by the public along with their thirst - figuratively and literally - for wine.

02/20/15

A new Vinexpo report into wine consumption showed that demand for wine in Canada far outstrips what the local industry can provide and consumption is growing at twice the rate of the rest of the world

02/19/15

One-kilometre rule means all 12 are too close to an existing private liquor store

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