The Vancouver International Wine Festival is pleased to welcome acclaimed wine writer Andrew Jefford as the keynote speaker for the 2020 festival. Jefford will moderate and speak at a number of public and trade-only events over festival week, which takes place February 22-March 1, at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues in Metro Vancouver.
Despite a push from U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and north country wine makers, Ontario will not reduce its fees on U.S. wine imports as part of a new trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Despite concerted marketing efforts from the wine industry, Nielsen data shows millennials are drinking more spirits and beer as well as embracing cannabis. For them, for now, wine is an afterthought. As a result, you can expect to see more premium wines in cans and other packaging innovations made to shift standard - some might say, elitist - marketing practices to appeal to emerging consumers. These won't be novelty products. They'll be authentic wines packaged for convenience and have the added benefit of reducing producers' carbon footprints.
Canada is the state's second-largest export market, accounting for $17.7 billion in goods, led by computers and electronics, accounting for 10% of the state's exports last year. California imported $27 billion in goods from Canada, led by transportation equipment.
"We are pleased to name two successors for Scott Oppenheimer's prior role of Regional President for the Control States and Canada-which has been divided into two roles, one for Control states and one for Canada-as well as the new role of Senior Vice President, Commercial Transformation & Digital Strategy,"