Canadian wines now can be sold on B.C. grocery shelves from Chilliwack to Kitimat, but grocers can only stock imported wines if they set up a "store within a store" that is physically separated and has its own cash registers. Not surprisingly, according to the U.S. Trade Representative, "we are not aware of any grocery stores selling wine pursuant to the more costly 'store within a store' option."
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced this week that the Trump administration has requested that the World Trade Organization establish a dispute settlement panel "to examine unfair regulations governing the sale of wine in grocery stores in the Canadian province of British Columbia."
The USDA is requesting the World Trade Organization (WTO) establish a dispute settlement panel to look into whether grocery store wine sale regulations in British Columbia unfairly favor Canadian wine over imported wine.
Canadian winery Okanagan Crush Pad has acquired a large, 50 acre, vineyard parcel in the Oliver sub-region of the Okanagan Valley. The Secrest Mountain Vineyard as it is known has been farmed under license by the winery since 2010 and is soon to receive organic certification.
The BC Wine Institute announced today they are disappointed by the U.S. request for a WTO Dispute Settlement Panel. This following a second WTO complaint tabled on September 28, 2017, over what it perceives as BC's unfair rules regarding wine sales in the province's grocery stores.
Belinda Kemp, a senior scientist in oenology at Brock's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), is highlighted in the latest edition of the LCBO's Vintages magazine in a feature about wine industry innovators from around the world.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer announced that the Trump Administration has requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) establish a dispute settlement panel to examine unfair regulations governing the sale of wine in grocery stores in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC). The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is challenging BC regulations that discriminate against U.S. and other imported wine by allowing only BC wine to be sold on regular grocery store shelves
The Canadian branch of distributor Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits has created an off-shoot of its business dedicated to cannabis products - the first drinks firm in the country to move into the soon-to-be legalised sector. Province Brands filed the provisional patent for the "world's first beers brewed from the cannabis plant", further stoking interest since Constellation bought a 10% stake in Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth Corp for £141 million with plans to make cannabis-infused drinks of its own.
The marijuana industry is budding before our eyes, and investors who've been willing to take a chance on this still-illegal industry have probably been handsomely rewarded. Since the beginning of 2016, most pot stocks have rallied by a triple- or quadruple-digit percentage.
A recent report from CFRA Research projected that alcohol companies could be squeezed by legal cannabis in the coming years. Analyst Joe Agnese made the projection in a note published on March 5. "Due to shared usage occasions, we view the legalization of cannabis as a threat to alcohol industry consumption growth."
The annual variability of global wine production, finding solutions for farming in drought conditions, a potential straw ban in Vancouver, and the potential for beavers to improve pollution from industrial agriculture. It's What's Up in Climate Change.
When a winery chooses to enter a wine competition, they hope for a medal, with gold being the best. One of the awards a wine might receive is "best of class," which is much more than a 2000 comedy movie about a dog show
Oliver, British Columbia: Phantom Creek Estates is pleased to announce a long-term collaboration with Olivier Humbrecht MW of Alsace's Domaine Zind-Humbrecht. Phantom Creek is Humbrecht's first and only winery consulting project.
There's long been bad blood between Quebec and Newfoundland over power projects. British Columbia meanwhile, isn't the first province to try to block an Alberta pipeline project. The British Columbia Wine Institute, for one, says we should all be concerned.
For the first time in the history of Vinitaly, six Canadian trade monopolies met Italian producers to discuss opportunities for Italian wine in the country, with 14% of its wine imports currently coming from Italy.