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Canadian Vintners Association applauds New Wine Labeling Rules
The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) applauds the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Blended in Canada Wine Labelling Consultation report, which supports new wine label requirements for wine bottled and blended in Canada.
Australia takes on Canada over 'problem' wine exports
Australian trade officials recently met with their Canadian counterparts to object to extra taxes and mark-ups on imported wine sold in Canada that the Australian wine industry believes breach international trade rules and threaten Australian wine sales.
Notley's threat to cut off oil exports to B.C. a political gamble, says analyst
The fight over the project, which would carry Alberta bitumen through B.C. to the coast, has pitted the two NDP-led governments against each other for months. The spat became more heated earlier this year when B.C. said it would not allow increased oil flow until more research is completed on pipeline safety and spill response. B.C. backed down after Alberta suspended imports of B.C. wine.
Quebec wants tighter control on sale of caffeinated, high-alcohol drinks
The decision comes two weeks after Athena Gervais, 14, died after she reportedly consumed an 11.9 per cent alcohol energy drink called FCKD UP on her school lunch break.
Canadian Supreme Court Deliberating Wine Case
Nation's top court deliberating on case that centers on interprovincial wine shipments
Canada's Supreme Court Deliberates on Interprovincial Wine Shipments
Word of the pending ruling was the talk of the day at the ninth annual wine law seminar that Seattle-based Law Seminars International hosted in Vancouver on Feb. 26, days after Alberta called off a ban on imports of B.C. wine implemented in response to B.C.'s opposition to construction of a pipeline carrying bitumen from Alberta to processing facilities in Vancouver
How Canada must respond to Trump's trade threats
A former diplomat, Colin Robertson is vice-president and fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute: For Canada, Trump times are trying times. In spite of constant provocation, the team around Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's team has successfully avoided making our policy differences personal. This is the right approach.
Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction Raises ~$225,000 for Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
The Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction kicked off the 40th Vancouver International Wine Festival on February 24 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver with a spectacular evening of wine and food, topped by a thrilling live auction
Alberta has lifted its boycott on importing wines from neighbouring British Columbia
after just two weeks as BC moved to challenge the ban in Federal courts
Constitutional battles now brewing over wine boycott
The B.C. Wine Institute announced today, Feb. 21 they will be seeking an injunction challenging the constitutionality of the ban imposed by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.
Palate Press
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.
Jamie Goode's Wine Blog
In Nova Scotia, Canada June 13th