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When the application went before a committee of council last week, former councillor Peggy Burris, some neighbours and the local Federation of Agriculture urged council to turn it down. Peggy Burris asked how long before natural farming is impacted by Hiller Creek Estates.


A study by the Centre for Addictions Research at the University of Victoria said that's a problem because surveys of alcohol consumption are crucial to estimating disease and injury caused by people's favourite recreational drug.


Bar and restaurant owners are applauding today's budget announcement that standardizes the specific tax on alcohol as of Aug. 1, 2014. Restaurants Canada (formerly the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association) has long been calling for equal treatment when it comes to this tax.


Imperial Tobacco calls tax increase 'irresponsible, short-sighted political cash grab'


The summer visiting and tasting season at Nova Scotia wineries is in full swing, but with his refined European manners and dark suit, Philippe de Lur Saluces stood out from the other tipplers at Domaine de Grand Pre on Tuesday.


The company said today (3 June) the brand was unveiled in Ontario last week and will roll out in British Columbia and Alberta. Other provinces will follow "in the coming months", it said.


Terlato Wines, a leading U.S. marketer of luxury wines and spirits, announced today a partnership with Indiana's Heartland Distillers to jointly produce and market a collection of luxury American craft spirits. This represents the newest addition to the Terlato Artisan Spirits portfolio.


Once focused primarily on resources, overseas money is now flowing into other sectors


California Square was launched in Ontario on May 29th, 2014.


Ker, a grape and wine industry consultant, who lists vine winter hardiness as one of his areas of research, said that, while the field examinations would not be completed until the end of June, he expected yields for the 2014 harvest would be down to 50-75 percent of the average crop, with some growers having even less depending on site and cultivars grown.


Not surprisingly, this is an issue of vital interest to those of us at the Wine Council of Ontario (WCO), makers of Ontario's VQA - wines made with only 100 per cent Ontario-harvested grapes.


Group in southern Okanagan Valley proposes Golden Mile Bench as new viticultural area


Wineries located on the Golden Mile Bench wine growing area near Oliver in British Columbia have submitted a proposal to become the first official sub-DVA "Designated Viticultural Area" of the Okanagan Valley DVA. An in-depth scientific analysis by scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre - Summerland (AAFC-PARC Summerland) has shown the area has a combination of landform, landscape position, mesoclimate, air drainage and soil materials that make it distinct within the Okanagan Valley, contributing to the production of unique wines.


Tinhorn Creek is using a California-based company called Ship at Home to provide direct-to-consumer sales of many of its wines. Everest said the company made it easy for Tinhorn Creek by handling all label and other compliance issues, importing the wine to the United States and handling all shipping and fulfillment


When Cynthia and David Enns started Laughing Stock Vineyards on the Naramata Bench in British Columbia's Okanagan in 2003, they were advised to start small, a strategy that worked for them in several ways. They were new to the business, still working their day jobs in the financial services sector. And they had a lot to learn about growing grapes.


The latest edition of the Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide highlights a record 107 wineries in the province. Among the eight new additions, Karlo Estates in Wellington, Ont., offers what are billed as North America's first vegan-certified wines, and the Ice House Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake is dedicated to producing icewine.


The trouble at Saskatoon's first, privately-owned liquor boutique began in May of 2012 when SLGA revoked its liquor license after the shop breached its contract by buying alcohol straight from an Alberta supplier, rather than importing their stock through the authority.


Liberal leader reiterates budget commitment of $400 million over 10 years, emphasizes importance of farming and farmland to economy


Kismet Estate winery celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, becoming the newest addition to the more than 30 wineries in the Oliver area.


No question in my mind that this was a quality wine, and no question that it was a riesling

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