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10/15/14

This harvest of success, which has expanded in recent years, includes everything from craft beers and various wines to cold-pressed pumpkin oil and pears grown in brandy bottles on trees.

10/10/14

Although beer remains the top choice for Albertans with just over $1 billion in sales in 2013, wine sales overall jumped by 11 per cent last year - the highest hike in the country and more than double the national average - to $614.2 million, according to Statistics Canada.

10/09/14

Enjoy gorgeous fall foliage across Canada while savouring the country's best wines on an autumn wine tour.

10/09/14

A public meeting in Iqaluit last night to talk about opening a beer and wine store was a sobering one, with lengthy testimonies from elders about the harms of alcohol. Some said Iqaluit's last liquor store 40 years ago was the pilot program, and it failed.

10/08/14

While B.C. has encouraged open exchange with Ontario and other provinces, allowing B.C. residents to purchase Ontario wine, Ontario hasn't been so quick to reciprocate, even though Ontario wineries have gone on the record in support of opening provincial borders for wine sales.

10/07/14

A Canadian town where the sale of alcohol has been illegal for the last 109 years is to vote on its reintroduction.

10/07/14

A Canadian town has overwhelmingly voted in favour of keeping a 100-year-old ban on the sale of alcohol.

10/03/14

Starting Oct. 1, eight hand-selected BC VQA wines will be available for purchase at 15 Whole Foods Market stores across Washington and Oregon.

10/03/14

Plans for Dark Horse Estate Winery were unveiled at a special ceremony at the Huron Country Playhouse in South Huron. Construction is expected to start next year, and the goal is to have the winery open in the spring of 2016.

10/03/14

Out of 540 entries, an Okanagan wine has won the prestigious Premier Wine Award, being recognized as the best in the province.

10/02/14

Jay Garnett, CEO of Icon Fine Wine & Spirits, announced the acquisition of Free House Wine + Spirits Ltd. The deal brings together two of Western Canada's most dynamic boutique wine and spirits import companies and positions Icon as one of the country's top mid-sized agencies.

10/02/14

The wines on the shelves at the LCBO are constantly changing and I am tasting the new ones all the time. Many favourites are always there but the range and variety is gradually being updated.

09/30/14

This new wine program offers a selection of red and white wines, at a variety of price points, curated by Erez Klein, Whole Foods Market Wine Buyer of the Pacific Northwest region.

09/26/14

The 2015 B.C. Wine Awards will be judged at the new B.C. Wine Information Society Sensory Centre at the Penticton campus of Okanagan College.

09/26/14

There was a good turnout for the official opening of the BC Wine Information Society Sensory Centre at Okanagan College's Penticton campus on Wednesday.

09/26/14

The annual meeting of Canada's premiers at the Council of the Federation conference in Charlottetown recently was dominated by the topic of interprovincial trade.

09/25/14

On September 18, Fort Berens Estate Winery held an official grand opening ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new winery building. To mark this key milestone, Hugh Agro, Heleen Pannekoek and Rolf de Bruin, on behalf of the entire ownership team, raised a new flag at their new winery. Dignitaries, media, staff and key supporters were in attendance for the special ceremony.

09/22/14

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery plans to make sparkling wine a focus, which led the Naramata Bench brand to hire Ontario winemaker Mary McDermott from Canadian wine giant Andrew Peller Ltd.

09/22/14

Nova Scotia grape growers are expecting a good quality crop this year, but volume may be down after an unusually cold winter, some spring frosts and an early-summer post-tropical storm

09/19/14

Donald Triggs, the former high-flying multinational wine executive, is back on the ground. A nice piece of ground, too

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