For every bottle of wine produced in Canada there is $31 of domestic economic impact generated in the country. The wine and grape industry is responsible for more than 31,000 jobs in Canada from manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, transportation, research, restaurants and retail.
Ann Cavoukian issued a ruling Friday ordering the LCBO to stop gathering the information and destroy any data collected from clubs so far, following a complaint lodged last year by the Toronto-based Vin de Garde wine club.
"This study shows just how rapidly the Nova Scotia wine industry is becoming a major economic driver in the province," Nick Jennery, the Winery Association of Nova Scotia's chief executive officer, said Tuesday.
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario has been violating the privacy of people who belong to wine, beer or spirit clubs by tracking their consumption habits, according to the province's Information and Privacy Commissioner.
A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), found Canadians drink more than 50 per cent above the global average. And it's no time to be imbibing - alcohol is now the third leading cause of the global burden of disease and injury.
Alcohol costs the Canadian economy $14.6 billion in indirect health care and social costs each year and is one of the leading contributors to disease and disability in the Americas. From pricing and retail availability to advertising and the legal drinking age, many factors affect the harms alcohol poses to a community.
Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, owners of Summerland's Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), British Columbia's premier custom-crush winery facility, announce that Matt Dumayne has joined the team as associate winemaker, effective immediately.
The rural board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen voted last week to send Tinhorn Creek Vineyards' non-farm use application to the Agricultural Land Commission with a request that its restaurant be allowed to serve all kinds of B.C.-made booze, not just wine.
he Harper Government is helping a British Columbia winery innovate to increase its competitiveness. Member of Parliament Dan Albas (Okanagan-Coquihalla) today announced an investment for Stoneboat Vineyards to purchase and install new wine processing equipment at its facility in Oliver, British Columbia.
Terrabella Wineries, a British Columbia-based group that is involved in acquiring and establishing wineries to centralize production, management and distribution, has acquired an 18 acre vineyard property in West Kelowna, British Columbia.
Terrabella Wineries Ltd., of Summerland, B.C., announces it has completed the purchase of an 18-acre vineyard property in West Kelowna, B.C. This marks the company's second acquisition in their process of obtaining existing wineries and building new wineries in B.C. with the intention of creating quality brands for wine consumers.
"The third quarter remains our strongest period of the year due to seasonal sales and we were very pleased to generate a solid 4.2 percent predominantly organic growth in sales for the quarter compared to last year," commented John Peller, president and CEO.