More and different types of wines from Israel are making their way gradually onto the shelves of Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), but these often award-winning products still suffer from an image problem.
The establishment of quality assurance systems is an important development in the wine sector, particularly so for new and emerging wine regions. Focusing on the Canadian wine industry, this article examines the determinants of a winery's decision to adopt Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) certification for wines. The analysis also examines whether wineries seek VQA certification for higher-priced wines or whether VQA certification leads to higher wine prices.
La Frenz Winery on the Okanagan Valley's revered Naramata Bench won four gold medals, including a best of class award, at the Dan Berger International Wine Competition. Formerly known as the Riverside International Wine Competition, founder Dan Berger last year renamed it and moved it to his home in Sonoma County.
November 30thSandra Oldfield has been named as a Top 100 award winner in the Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters category of the Women's Executive Network's 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women.