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02/25/14
Instructors announced for Okanagan Food and Wine Writers' Workshop
Jennifer Cockrall-King of the Okanagan Food and Wine Writers' Workshop has just announced the facilty for this year's event, and hallelujah, Anita Stewart is going to be there.
02/25/14
Should Alberta relax liquor regulations?
On Monday's Edmonton A.M., Justice Minister Jonathan Denis told the CBC's John Archer that it's worth having the discussion, particularly about staggering bar closing hours. "There has been quite a conversation the last 18 hours or so on my Facebook and Twitter about whether or not this would increase people's safety," Denis said.
02/25/14
Canada: What You Need To Know About The Final Report On BC Liquor Law Reform
The report contains a total of 73 recommendations that touch on everything from how alcohol is sold and purchased to how it's licensed and distributed, and the Province has announced that it fully supports every one of them.
02/19/14
Ontario's Beer Cartel Paints Alberta Liquor Privatization as the Bogeyman
Unsurprisingly, liquor monopolists in other provinces criticize Alberta's liquor privatization. The latest critic is Ted Moroz, president of the Ontario-based The Beer Store, which has a near monopoly on private sector beer sales in the province.
02/17/14
Famous filmmaker James Cameron buys Beaufort Winery in Courtenay, BC
Although Beaufort's new manager Mark Timmermans couldn't give many details Wednesday, he confirmed Cameron is the new owner
02/13/14
New National Standard for Icewine in Canada
After extensive consultation, the Government of Canada is introducing regulatory amendments that will help Canadian icewine producers expand export markets and protect consumers from fraudulent products. Primarily, the amendments will create a new national standard for icewine.
02/13/14
Quini Announces Breakthrough Wine Tasting and Rating App for iPhone and iPad
New benchmark for wine reviews, ratings and personalized recommendations set to shift consumer wine buying habits.
02/12/14
Ontario looking to update the way beer is sold, Wynne says
Premier Kathleen Wynne pledges to "modernize" beer sales in Ontario but won't be specific in Reddit chat on the Internet.
02/10/14
SAQ wine price jump part of trend toward fewer cheap wines
The SAQ, the Crown corporation that distributes and sells liquor and wine in the province, says it has to raise prices to keep up with inflation. Every February for the past few years, the SAQ has increased its prices by at least five cents a bottle, but this year, some bottles are becoming significantly more expensive.
02/07/14
Timeline Uncertain for Canada Liquor Legislation
Ontario recently announced that wines bearing the VQA designation and made solely from Ontario grapes could be sold at farmers markets, while a three-location pilot of boutiques selling exclusively VQA wines would be expanded.
01/28/14
B.C. Winery Sales Gather Momentum
CedarCreek Estate Winery to join Von Mandl Family Estates
01/21/14
Province OKs VQA wines for sale at farmers markets
The $75-million, five-year program, will focus on 100 per cent Ontario grown Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wines. "The Grape Growers of Ontario welcome the announcement, and look forward to building on the governments strategy to grow the success of Ontarios grape and wine industry," said Debbie Zimmerman, CEO, Grape Growers of Ontario.
01/21/14
Much of grape crop 'basically toast' due to cold January
The polar vortex two weeks ago was too much for the grape vines to handle and the more sensitive grapes likely didn't survive
01/20/14
Surprise: It's Riesling and Syrah
Analysis points to British Columbia's candidates for signature grapes
01/20/14
Deep freeze boosts Canada's Icewine harvest
A deep freeze across large swathes of North America has led to a strong harvest for Canada's Icewine producers
01/17/14
Good News For Ontario Wine Lovers
The Grape Growers of Ontario says the 79,756 tonnes of grapes are valued at $99.7 million.
01/17/14
BC: Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon Registration Opens This Week
2nd Annual Race to be held September 6, 2014
01/16/14
Grape Growers of Ontario raise a glass to a record harvest
As well, over 6,000 tonnes of grapes were netted in the autumn and left to be harvested for Ontario's celebrated Icewine production.
01/15/14
Nova Scotia launches wine, beer consultations
Consultations to develop regulations that would allow people in Nova Scotia to make wine or beer in stores will start this week.
01/15/14
Ontario: Extreme cold will affect grape yields
The 2013 crop is valued at $99.7 million, up from $88.6 million in 2012 and came in at 79,756 tonnes.
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