Having nursery suppliers with virus-free grapevines is crucial to the success of Niagara's grape and wine industry, say some of Niagara-on-the-Lake grape growers. And last week's announcement that the Canadian government is spending millions on vine research is good news, they say.
Wine Communications Group (WCG), the parent company of Wine Business Monthly (WBM) and Wines Vines Analytics (WVA), is hosting a new Pacific Northwest event, Wine Business Northwest, held Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Washington. Featuring two seminars, a global tasting, dinner and networking, the event is the first for WCG in the Northwest.
Albertans are packing up and heading out on summer road trips that include a stay in B.C.'s wine country. If you're spending any time in Kelowna, consider taking a day trip along the Lakeshore Wine Route.
Canada's wines may flow unimpeded between provinces, thanks to an omnibus bill passed on June 21, just as Canada's parliament prepared to adjourn for the summer. The bill overturned the provisions of the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act of 1928 that delegated control of liquor to Canada's provinces and territories. It allowed them to set the terms under which liquor could be imported into their jurisdictions
The team at Okanagan Crush Pad Winery is pleased to announce that Lesley Brown has joined its team as vice president sales and marketing, to lead the company's Vancouver based HQ Wine & Spirits division
On Friday, June 21st, Bill C-97 (the 2019 Budget Implementation Act) was given Royal Assent, which means that the Bill became law in Canada. One of the sections of this Bill amended the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act so as to completely remove the federal restriction on the interprovincial shipment and transport of alcohol which has been in place since 1928. As a result of these changes, there is no longer any federal prohibition on the movement of alcohol between provinces. Customers of wineries (or of other alcohol shippers) may still be subject to any relevant provincial laws ...
More than 125 wine writers, educators and industry professionals gathered at Brock Wednesday, May 2 for the 29th annual Experts Tasting.
Organized by Brock's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), the tasting promotes Ontario VQA wine and celebrates individuals who have made contributions to growing and promoting the grape and wine industry.
"We'll have a very large supply, so we'll be in a good position to be able to meet the demand of the marketplace and at the same time also ensure that we're meeting the variety that the marketplace wants," Jay McMillan, Hexo's vice president of strategic development, told Bloomberg at the World Cannabis Congress in New Brunswick, Canada.
The dynamic nature of the Vintages section of the LCBO creates a bit of a treasure hunt for wine lovers, with the added tension of knowing the best new releases could sell out before you get to them. But shopping there can be hit or miss. Meanwhile Vintages Essentials tends to be a trove of smart buys.
Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards announced that Jim Cuddy will perform Friday, July 19, 2019 on the Crush Deck at their Sparkling wine facility surrounded by vineyard and mountain and overlooking Okanagan Lake.
The 200km valley is one of British Colombia's up and coming wine regions, with Golden Mile Bench a 21km bench south of the town of Oliver on the Western slope of the lake becoming the first GI to be declared in the Okanagan in 2015, followed by Okanagan Falls in August last year.