Quails' Gate Winery is proud to announce their 2017 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay has been awarded Platinum in the Chardonnay category at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada held in Prince Edward County June 10 through 14, 2019
Pelee Island Winery is the subject of controversy stemming from donations made to the Ontario PC party weeks before the vineyard was featured in an Ontario News Now promotional video. According to Elections Ontario records, Pelee Island Winery president Walter Schmoranz donated $2,050 to the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario between February 2019 and July 2019.
Considered one of Niagara's first boutique wineries, Thirty Bench, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a must-see for everyone visiting the Niagara region. Since the winery first opened its cellar doors in 1994, Thirty Bench has been crafting world-renowned wines receiving critical acclaim, including the recently awarded Gold Medal for the 2016 Small Lot Wild Cask Riesling and 2016 Small Lot Steel Post Riesling at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
A winery in southern Ontario is being slammed on social media after it was revealed that its president made political donations to the Progressive Conservative Party ahead of being featured in an "Ontario News Now" video. On Sunday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford posted a video on social media produced by taxpayer-paid communications staff promoting Pelee Island Winery, located south of Chatham-Kent.
Stouffville, Ontario-based Willow Springs Winery isn't huge, but its award-winning wines are making a splash, and it wants to keep doing so, which is why it's turning to technology partners to help it morph into an intelligent winery. Last week it hosted an event to showcase some of the tech. During the event, it signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with five technology partners: Huawei Canada, Global UAV, ARHT Media. Telitek, and Hub6. It commits the partners, all of which are Canadian companies, to explore ways in which 5G-enabled tools can improve agriculture, helping it to respond to climate change.
A court in Canada ruled on Monday that Israeli wine from settlements must be marked, saying that labelling such products as "made in Israel" is misleading to people who wish to boycott settlement products for political reasons. The petition was filed by activists against the authority in charge of regulating food imports into Canada. The court, acting as the court of first instance on the case, ruled that the office must find an alternative wording for the labelling of products from settlements.
The B.C. wine industry is mourning the loss of an industry giant after Harry McWatters, 74, died in his Summerland home Tuesday. McWatters, who spent more than 50 years in the industry, founded the well-known Sumac Ridge and See Ya Later wineries among others.
British Columbia wine industry trailblazer Harry McWatters passed away unexpectedly in his sleep at his Summerland home on Tuesday. The 74-year-old Order of B.C. recipient has been called the Godfather of B.C. wines, a legend, a visionary and a pioneer.
B.C.'s Ministry of the Attorney General said the policy came into effect this week, starting July 8. This means imported wines may be sold on grocery store shelves where grocery stores are licensed to sell wine. It said it is up to each individual grocery store to decide whether or not to choose to sell imported wines, calling it a "business decision."
British Columbia Wine Industry Pioneer Harry McWatters, co-owner of Time Estate Winery and founder of Sumac Estate Winery, passed away unexpectedly yesterday. McWatters had just celebrated the first anniversary of TIME Winery & Kitchen
These are some of the fundamental shifts underway in the wine industry, economically, culturally and environmentally. That means that, as an industry and as communicators in the industry in particular, we're going to have to learn new things.
Wine aficionados picking out a bottle from one of B.C.'s grocery stores licensed to carry the beverage on their shelves may soon notice a little more selection. Last week, the B.C. government amended regulations that had, until now, allowed only B.C. wines on the shelf.