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12/10/18
Corcelettes Growing Similkameen Vineyards With Purchase of 132.5 Acres of Bench Land
Corcelettes Estate Winery in B.C. has recently acquired a large parcel of land on the Keremeos Upper Bench in the Similkameen Valley. The current Estate is nestled against the black rocks east of the Village of Keremeos. The new property wraps around the Estate from the north, and adds higher elevation, south facing, desert plateau vineyards
12/07/18
Restaurateurs condemn LCBO for decision to restock Norman Hardie wines
The Ontario liquor board's decision to resume sales for a winemaker facing widespread allegations of sexual misconduct is drawing scathing criticism from some of Canada's most prominent food-industry voices, with many demanding to know who made the decision and why.
12/07/18
Marlboro maker Altria the latest big company to explore pot
Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is the latest big company to explore the cannabis market, joining beverage makers like Molson Coors and Heineken. Cigarette and beverage makers, in particular, want a stake in a market that could eat into demand for their traditional products. For example, a 2017 U.S. government survey showed daily marijuana use was exceeding daily cigarette use among high school students.
12/05/18
Skaha Bench inching closer to being a B.C. wine sub-appellation
Owners of wineries and vineyards on the Skaha Bench of the Okanagan Valley have overwhelmingly voted in a plebiscite to create a sub-appellation, or as some call it in the wine industry, a sub-geographic indicator, according to vote results announced December 4.
12/05/18
LCBO to resume stocking Norman Hardie wine despite sexual misconduct allegations
Six months after halting orders of Norman Hardie wines in the wake of widespread allegations of sexual misconduct, the Ontario liquor board is making plans to restock, and warning its employees who are uncomfortable with the decision to keep their opinions to themselves.
12/04/18
A Huge Change Has Come to LCBO Locations in Mississauga
Premier Doug Ford recently announced that, starting now, alcohol retailers will be permitted to keep their doors open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The extended hours will be in effect seven days a week.In the province's 2018 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, the government it's "further modernizing alcohol sales" by letting The Beer Store, the LCBO and other authorized retailers such as grocery stores and agency stores sell alcohol for longer.
12/04/18
Ontario's new retail cannabis regs leave room for Big Bud to corner the market
The new regs cap the number of stores that can be owned and operated by a company at 75 but place no limits on licensing or franchising of Big Bud brands through storefront operations
12/03/18
Constellation Brands shares slide as Macquarie turns wary on $4 billion cannabis investment
Shares of Constellations Brands Inc. stz-0.23% slid 2% Thursday, after Macquarie downgraded the stock to neutral from outperform, and said it has become more wary of the company's $4 billion investment in Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth Corp
11/27/18
Wine industry giants, Brock U research builders Ziraldo and Kaiser cited with elite award
Canadian winery icons Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser, who revolutionized an industry and then helped create Brock University's renowned grape and wine research centre CCOVI, have been honoured with the first Lifetime Achievement Award ever presented by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The partners were feted as "the pioneers of Ontario's wine renaissance" at a gala at Toronto's Exhibition Place, where Ziraldo was joined by Andrea Kaiser, who accepted on behalf of her late father. The award was sponsored by Brock University.
11/20/18
New trade deal could help Washington wine sales
Washington winemakers have chafed for years over the unequal treatment their bottles receive in grocery stores in British Columbia. Imported Washington wines can't sit on the shelves next to B.C. wines. If Washington wines are sold in grocery stores, they have to be located in a "store within the store," a requirement that physically separates imports from domestic wines and requires a separate checkout. The proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement would end that practice by November 2019, giving equal treatment to wines from Washington and other states on the grocery aisle.
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