"Every year, the winemakers in this province create outstanding wines that successfully compete on a national and international level," said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. "Over time, the wineries in Nova Scotia have advanced significantly. They can all be very proud of their wines and how they contribute to the wine and tourism industries."
Genome British Columbia (Genome BC) is thrilled to congratulate two BC-led teams for their projects designed to harness the power and potential of bio-innovation to create healthier, more sustainable and prosperous communities.
A $6.2-million multi-partner funding commitment will allow Brock University's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) to support the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN-RCCV) to fast-track the certification of grapevine planting material as virus-free.
If you have not been to the Okanagan Valley then put it on your ever growing bucket list of things to do when we can get back to our normal wine travels. It's already captured Paul Beavis' heart as he explains…
To encourage local support and help strengthen the collective industry, the BC Wine Institute has partnered with Destination British Columbia, the BC Hotel Association, BC Restaurant and Food Association, BC Dairy Association and BC Seafood Alliance to collaboratively honour and celebrate the British Columbia harvest season and a brighter future for all industries going forward.
After a year of changes, the team at TIME Winery & Kitchen is hitting a new groove. Since the purchase of the winery in July 2020 by Ron and Shelley Mayert, new parent company Five Vines Cellars has injected new energy into the TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars and the McWatters Collection labels.
"It was not really a hard decision to be honest, not for me," Lake said. "This business, this whole industry was something my mother and stepfather got into and I didn't play a huge role in it. It wasn't until mom decided to retire that I came on board and took over the day to day stuff, along with my daughter. It just became apparent to me and to her that in order to advance the business the way we would like to see it advance, it's going to take somebody with more vision and more money, resources to invest."
In August, the BCWI engaged market research and analytics company, Leger Marketing to conduct an industry-wide survey to help understand and assess the impact of COVID-19 on the BC wine industry, the effectiveness of provincial and federal relief programs and the perceived challenges for the future. According to key findings from the survey results, one in 10 BC wineries and grapegrowers noted that they are at risk of closing due to COVID-19, with 58 per cent seeing a loss in revenue and 55 per cent having reduced access to customers.
For reasons that aren't entirely clear, fast food company Taco Bell has introduced its own wine product called Jalapeño Noir. The company describes its wine as the perfect complement to its Toasted Cheesy Chalupa, a type of taco made with fried bread instead of a soft or crunchy shell that was recently added to the company's menu. The catch? You'll have to visit Canada to get your hands on the bottled wine.