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09/21/20
Canada's Napa Valley Seeks Elusive Audience: Canadian Wine Drinkers - NYTimes, paywall
British Columbia's wines are improbably being embraced by wine snobs around the world. But legal restrictions, and regional biases, are getting in the way at home.
09/16/20
Taco Bell is now selling its own custom wine, Jalapeño Noir, in Canada
Taco Bell is debuting its own custom wine, Jalapeño Noir, to pair with its Toasted Cheesy Chalupa. The tantalizing combination is only available for a limited time in Canada to celebrate the launch of the menu item. The wine, which is being called a collector's item because it has three unique bottle labels, costs $25 Canadian or about $19 US. Fans can buy it on Taco Bell's Canada website or in some locations in Ontario.
09/15/20
Taco Bell introduces Jalapeno Noir to its menu in Canada
The popular fast food chain announced it will be selling its own wine, Jalapeno Noir.
09/15/20
BC Hospitality Industry Calls for Revised and Focussed Covid-19 Response Measures
Extend the end of liquor service from 10 PM to midnight Greater enforcement of non-compliant venues and customers, targeting the problem areas directly rather than unfairly affecting good operators Provide transparent timelines and/or public health targets so businesses can gauge the long-term effect of any restrictions
09/11/20
BC Wine Institute Welcomes New Board of Directors and a New Name at its First-ever Virtual 2020 Annual General Meeting
Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of Directors are: Greg Berti, Andrew Peller; Josh Stewart, Arterra Wines Canada; Vice-Chair Darryl Brooker, Mark Anthony Group; Christa-Lee McWatters, TIME Winery; Charlie Baessler, Corcelettes Estate Winery; and Santiago Cilley, Phantom Creek Estates. Continuing their directorships are Chair Erik Fisher (Monte Creek Ranch Winery), Leo Gebert (St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Winery) and Dapinder Gill (Kismet Estate Winery). BC Grapegrowers' Association representative David Kozuki and BCWI President & CEO Miles Prodan continue as ex officio non-voting members.
08/31/20
Canada's Geoffrey Moss Passes Institute of Masters of Wine Examination and has Earned the Title Master of Wine (MW)
Moss is the Principal of Lithica Wine Marketing, a boutique marketing agency based in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Lithica serves the global wine industry with a focus on branding and design, direct-to-consumer sales and marketing, content creation and Canadian market development.
08/26/20
CCOVI uncorks novel partnership to aid local pandemic efforts
CCOVI donated nearly 5,000 litres of wine to the Beamsville-based distiller, which will be transformed into approximately 1,000 bottles of hand sanitizer for the local community.
08/11/20
Tech mogul growing North Okanagan's wine industry
The founder of online dating site Plenty of Fish is developing 900 acres in Vernon
08/10/20
You can sleep in a wine barrel floating on a river in Canada
The red cedar barrel, which runs on solar power, is 9.4 feet long and houses a queen-size bed, flat-screen TV and DVD player, and a mini-fridge, according to the listing.
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John Schreiner on wine
COVID-19 and BC wineries March 27th