Canada infamously "screwed everybody" in preventing the signing of a new Asia-Pacific trade deal last November. With Japan and Australia now eyeing a March agreement on the "Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership" (CPTPP), will Canada screw it up again?
Grand Traverse Bike Tours and Suttons Bay Bikes already offered guided winery bike tours and special snowshoe events, so there was only one thing left to do - combine the two.
The first Vine to Wine Snowshoe Tour is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 17. Participants on each tour will visit Big Little Wines, Ciccone Vineyards & Winery, Suttons Bay Ciders and L. Mawby Winery.
Ontario is among the world's leading sources for ice wine, with Inniskillin perhaps the most esteemed producer. But on the Niagara Peninsula, as the isthmus between the southern shore of Lake Ontario and the northern shore of Lake Erie is called, and particularly along the Niagara Escarpment, an east-to-west spine of dolomitic limestone that veers past Lake Ontario, the winemakers would like it known that ice wine is the least of it.
In October, Washington accused the Canadian province of British Columbia of giving an unfair advantage to local vineyards by giving their wine an exclusive retail channel in grocery store shelves and cutting out U.S. competition. Australia's complaint, published by the WTO on Tuesday, expanded the U.S. argument, saying that not only British Columbia but also Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, as well as the Canadian government, had policies on wine that broke WTO rules.
Steven Ciobo, trade, tourism and investment minister, this morning announced Australia had taken the first step in commencing formal consultations with Canada regarding measures believed by Australia to impose "arbitrary and disadvantageous restrictions" on the sale of imported wine in Canadian grocery stores, inconsistent with Canada's WTO obligations. The step responded to concerns from the Australian wine industry regarding the Canadian measures, which Ciobo said negatively impacted trade with Australia's fourth largest export market for wine, currently valued at $185 million.
"It will still be the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, but it will be the largest competition of wines in North America, instead of America," competition director Bob Fraser told Great Northwest Wine. "We really didn't want to go international, but Canada and Mexico are neighboring countries. It's a natural fit."
Andrew Peller Limited (TSX:ADW.A) (TSX:ADW.B) ("APL" or the "Company") announced today that Mr. Dino J. Bianco had resigned from the Company's Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Bianco has accepted the position as President and Chief Executive Officer of K.P. Tissue Inc. and Kruger Paper Products L.P. with significant business interests in the wine and spirits business. The Company has begun a formal search process for a new Director to replace Mr. Bianco. In the interim Mr. Richard Hossack, a current Director, will assume the position of Chair of the Company's Audit Committee.
This winter, Matthew Speck is trying out a new cutting-edge sensor and monitoring system. The solar-powered devices -- about the size of a large cellphone -- have GPS locators in them and a connection to a new wireless "internet of things" service that Bell is preparing to roll out commercially
augmented reality, virtual reality and sensory reality - The $2.4-million project also includes expanding the capacity of CCOVI's research winery to include a state-of-the-art fermentation facility, as well as the purchase of several advanced analytical instruments
Supported by $1 million in funding from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada's AgriRisk Initiatives program and managed by the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (NSFA), the project is modeling climate impacts on all aspects of the industry from grape production to wine sales.