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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).

04/09/15

Depth of snow means vineyard crews haven't been able to get out into the fields to prune and tie up the viines

04/09/15

Ontario may soon allow its restaurants, clubs and pubs to sell beer for home consumption. In the whole Canada, there are only six provinces that allow these establishments as part of their liquor license to sell beer for home consumption.

04/09/15

Under it's far-reaching liquor policy changes, the province is proposing to to put into play a limited number of VQA licences, which will allow grocery stores, like Houser's East Vancouver Super Valu, to sell made-in-B.C. wine.

04/08/15

"We're way up from last year," said Andy Gebert, co-owner. "I think it's the good weather in the Okanagan, everybody likes to come and take in spring. After the winter it's nice to see visitors coming back and enjoying the Okanagan with all the great restaurants and of course the wine."

04/08/15

The Shores of Erie International Wine Festival has been cancelled, according to the event's director, Kelly O'Rourke. She would not give any further details.

04/08/15

The industry group Restaurants Canada says six provinces, including Quebec and British Columbia, already allow restaurants and bars to sell beer for home consumption as part of their liquor licences.

04/08/15

California wine is coming to Ottawa

04/08/15

The Okanagan region of British Columbia yields successful wines

04/07/15

Restaurants Canada wants to change all that by bringing what's known as "off-sales" to the province, which means allowing licensed restaurants to sell beer, wine and cider to patrons who want to take it home.

04/03/15

The B.C. government has launched an era of wine sales in grocery stores with a pilot project in a Surrey supermarket touted for being convenient to customers, but criticized as a measure that will doom independent liquor retailers.

04/03/15

The Lake Ontario Wine Trail will host their annual "Roll out the Barrels" wine tasting event on Saturday and Sunday April 11th & 12th where guests can sample young wines and spirits at each of the participating wineries/distillery.

04/03/15

Progressive Conservative leadership rivals Christine Elliott and Monte McNaughton also favour change. Brown says he wants details of the Liberals' plan to expand sales.

04/03/15

New rules designed to 'level playing field' come under fire, cause confusion but prices not expected to change much for consumers

04/02/15

The B.C. wine industry now has a new task force and a new sub-geographical indicator or sub-appellation - both of which will work to grow and promote the province's wineries

04/02/15

A new policy from the provincial government may accidentally kill Canadian whisky icons such as Canadian Club, Wiser's, Crown Royal, Gibson's and, more recently, Forty Creek. It will certainly reduce your choice as a consumer.

04/02/15

Sometimes the traditions sounded downright Old Testament

04/01/15

Not that you are necessarily going to "all-you-can-drink" natural wine, but the point is that you will be able to sample a whole range of vintages from some 15 international and local winegrowers visiting Montreal April 12 at the Société des arts technologiques [SAT].

04/01/15

Finance Minister Charles Sousa on Tuesday revised this year's deficit projection to $10.9 billion down from the $12.5 billion he projected last summer.

04/01/15

Tap & Barrel has been voted for having the Best Restaurant BC Wine List in the Georgia Straight's Golden Plates Awards. The award validates Tap & Barrel's commitment to a wine list dedicated exclusively to the wines of BC on tap - the only wine list of its kind.

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