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04/01/16

Tickets to this year's International Cool Climate Wine Symposium are expected to sell out "well in advance of the event", organisers have warned.

03/31/16

Winemakers in the lush heartland of Nova Scotia's wine industry, the Annapolis Valley, are embracing what might appear as an impossible set of conditions - cool temperatures and rocky, acidic soil - to create award-winning white and sparkling wines that are capturing international attention.

03/31/16

The festival corporation still faces liquor license charges in relation to the death of 18-year-old Emily Bernauer. A trial date has been set for Nov. 3 and Nov. 4.

03/30/16

Nova Scotia's growing wine industry won't have to wait for laboratory results from Quebec and Ontario in a few months.

03/30/16

Some pieces from the old home may be used in the new building says owner Ricky Dhaliwal

03/25/16

A 2013 Marselan was produced by Montakarn Estate Winery near Oliver. The winery released it last year and still has some available. There is no 2014 nor 2015 and the odds against a 2016 Marselan are very long.

03/24/16

New government pledges to provide millions in funding for the nation's agricultural research stations

03/23/16

A new University of Victoria-led study has found no health benefits from moderate drinking.

03/23/16

The project will repair a section of pipe near Gallagher Lake that was damaged by a January rock slide to ensure the Town of Oliver, the Osoyoos Indian Band, and about 400 farmers in the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) have reliable access to irrigated water.

03/09/16

By the end of the year, 70 supermarkets will be licensed to sell wine, and others will go on stream next year until a projected 300 stores are selling wine by 2025. I suspect that after a couple of years the system will open up completely.

03/07/16

Climate change is the ostensible reason why B.C. wine pioneer Anthony von Mandl (owner of 44,000-case CedarCreek Estate Winery and 250,000-case Mission Hill Family Estate) has launched CheckMate Artisanal Winery in Oliver, B.C., as the newest venture of Von Mandl Family Estates

03/04/16

The Wines of British Columbia is thrilled to present America's best-known wine critic and special guest Matt Kramer to kick off The Big Taste in Calgary one day early with a sneak preview of extraordinary BC VQA Wine paired perfectly with avant-garde cuisine at Calgary's iconic River Café.

03/01/16

OLIVER, British Columbia - Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, one of the most visitor-friendly wineries in the Okanagan Valley, has announced the return of its Canadian Concert Series this summer.

02/26/16

The Ontario government tackled a number of key vices in its 2016 budget, making it costlier to smoke and consume certain types of alcohol in the province, although a section of the gambling industry was given a small boost.

02/26/16

"It is trying to ensure that no one is really going to have to raise prices. I think the government's goal here is to have no real impact on the price point for consumers. They just want avoid a situation where you could see someone trying to price gouge or using alcohol as a loss leader. It is socially irresponsible to do that you don't want to be encuraging intoxication and low price points can do that."

02/24/16

Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) is expanding its market presence beyond British Columbia with concentrated efforts in Western Canada, while at the same time, making its first foray into Europe, in March 2016.

02/24/16

This year's highly anticipated International Festival Tastings will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from February 25 through February 27 showcasing more than 700 wines from 14 countries.

02/24/16

After its first debut in Toronto last year, Vinitaly International is now soon to return to one of the most important and, at the same time, most complex markets in the world on the occasion of Canada's premier wine show in Vancouver, the Vancouver International Wine Festival (20-28 February 2016).

02/23/16

Three years of trials with a polyvinylamine membrane have produced positive results for Dr. Dick Jones, a former professor of pulmonary medicine from the University of Alberta who has lived in Naramata since 2005

02/19/16

In this frame of work and funding, UBC partnered with KEDGE Business School, one of the most renowned European B-Schools in the area of Wine & Spirits Education. The two Academic Partners started with creating a common "task force" and they are now getting ready to launch the 3rd Annual UBC/KEDGE Wine Leaders Forum in April 2016 in Okanagan Valley.

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