The Mark Anthony Group of Companies today announced an agreement to purchase The Bacchus Group, a fine wine and spirits import and distribution company operating in Western Canada with a history of building premium brands such as Château de la Gardine, Frescobaldi, Grand Marnier, Heineken, Pol Roger Champagne, Symington, and Zuccardi, among others. The transaction is expected to close on June 12th, 2017.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is set to alter its 'Cellared in Canada' wine label designation after receiving complaints from consumers and the Canadian wine industry that the description was "misleading" and "uninformative."
With an NDP-Green coalition government forming up in British Columbia, a legal and constitutional crunch is looming over Kinder Morgan's $7.4 billion project to twin its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Vancouver, tripling its capacity to 900,000 barrels a day.
Today, it's raking in about $7 million of revenue annually, a mere shot glass of revenue compared to the provincial Crown corporation's $6 billion of total sales. But the fulfillment centre behind the e-commerce service has already moved out of the retailer's Queen's Quay store in downtown Toronto and into a warehouse, and Soleas sees an e-commerce-only distribution centre in the future. He also sees the potential to move other business to the online channel, such as licencing permissions to serve alcohol at events or restaurants.
"The bilateral U.S.-Canada relationship is important to the prosperity of both of our countries and I look forward to strengthening this bond with our neighbors to the north moving forward," said Perdue.
Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is pleased to announce that Jim Cuddy will perform July 15, 2017 on the Crush Deck at their new Sparkling wine facility surrounded by vineyard and mountain and overlooking Okanagan Lake.
The company says customers at its newly opened store in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood will be able to choose from six types of wine, two brands of beer and a cider, in addition to snacks such as goat cheese flatbread.
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.