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05/21/18
Drinks Importing Giant Southern Glazer's Moves into Cannabis
The Canadian branch of distributor Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits has created an off-shoot of its business dedicated to cannabis products - the first drinks firm in the country to move into the soon-to-be legalised sector. Province Brands filed the provisional patent for the "world's first beers brewed from the cannabis plant", further stoking interest since Constellation bought a 10% stake in Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth Corp for £141 million with plans to make cannabis-infused drinks of its own.
05/21/18
Canadian Marijuana Demand to Hit 1 Million Kilograms by the End of 2018
The marijuana industry is budding before our eyes, and investors who've been willing to take a chance on this still-illegal industry have probably been handsomely rewarded. Since the beginning of 2016, most pot stocks have rallied by a triple- or quadruple-digit percentage.
05/16/18
Should You Bet on Wine or Weed Stocks Over the Next Decade?
A recent report from CFRA Research projected that alcohol companies could be squeezed by legal cannabis in the coming years. Analyst Joe Agnese made the projection in a note published on March 5. "Due to shared usage occasions, we view the legalization of cannabis as a threat to alcohol industry consumption growth."
05/16/18
Global wine production reaches new low from changing weather
The annual variability of global wine production, finding solutions for farming in drought conditions, a potential straw ban in Vancouver, and the potential for beavers to improve pollution from industrial agriculture. It's What's Up in Climate Change.
05/04/18
Best-of-class winners highlight Cascadia region's top wines
When a winery chooses to enter a wine competition, they hope for a medal, with gold being the best. One of the awards a wine might receive is "best of class," which is much more than a 2000 comedy movie about a dog show
05/02/18
Olivier Humbrecht MW joins Phantom Creek Estates as Consultant
Oliver, British Columbia: Phantom Creek Estates is pleased to announce a long-term collaboration with Olivier Humbrecht MW of Alsace's Domaine Zind-Humbrecht. Phantom Creek is Humbrecht's first and only winery consulting project.
04/27/18
Wineries submit proposal to put "Naramata Bench" on the wine label
It is called a sub geographic indicator and lets the consumer know precisely where the grapes made to produce the wine are grown
04/26/18
So many loopholes, so little wine. A strong trade deal could have prevented the Alberta-B.C. spat
There's long been bad blood between Quebec and Newfoundland over power projects. British Columbia meanwhile, isn't the first province to try to block an Alberta pipeline project. The British Columbia Wine Institute, for one, says we should all be concerned.
04/26/18
Canadian Wine Trade Caught in Pipe Feud
Supreme court's ruling hindering growth of direct-to-consumer shipments the result of legal battle over oil pipeline
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Taking it Slow in Central Otago (Part 1) August 30th Challenged by climate change, lack of available land and rising production costs, some of Burgundy’s top producers have established wineries in Oregon. But the more adventuresome are now flying much further afield — to New Zealand’s Central Otago.
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