The Cowichan Valley is being recognized as a new sub-geographical indication (sub-GI), an official and protected term under B.C. law used to help consumers identify B.C. wines' origins. The Cowichan Valley sub-GI is roughly defined as the area between the Cowichan watershed, the eastern coastline from Mill Bay to Maple Bay and the western area of Cowichan Lake.
The BC Wine Institute (BCWI), with support from Destination BC tourism initiatives, recently launched its Local Time campaign, inviting wine lovers from across the province to explore BC wine through the new Wines of BC Explorer app and Sip LOVE Local contest.
The 1.5L Bordeaux Stelvin wine bottle, designed and manufactured by Ardagh, has an overall weight reduction of 20 percent (5.50 ounces) from its original design. Designed in high-quality glass, the new, lightweight bottle delivers great shelf appeal in a premium, sustainable package.
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery is proud to announce their twentieth anniversary. To celebrate their two decades of success, the winery collaborated with the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) to establish a new British Columbia Wine Industry Scholarship & Education (BC WISE) fund. Township 7 was founded July 7, 2000 in the Township of Langley, and since that time has expanded with an additional winery and estate vineyards located in the Okanagan.
"The negative impact of the pandemic on the Tourism Industry has been unprecedented, " cited Glenn Mandziuk, President and CEO of TOTA. "Building the industry back requires strong and collaborative partnerships that can provide foundational support and out of the box thinking."
The move provides the WRC with a dual-campus presence in Vancouver and the Okanagan, where researchers have developed strong collaborations with the BC wine community. The changes at the WRC will enhance UBC's wine research and education, while supporting and stimulating the provincial economy. Among the WRC's new initiatives are plans for a sensory analysis lab in Kelowna. It will feature research facilities and offer programs for the public to learn about wine tasting, oenology and the local industry.
Members of the wine industry are invited to a webinar on the future of the wine industry on June 25. The University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus is hosting the event in partnership with the International Vine and Enology Society and supported by the Consulate General of France in Vancouver.
Currently, hospitality licensees, including restaurants, bars and pubs pay full retail price - wholesale price, plus a retail markup set by the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) - on all liquor purchases. The new model will have licensees pay only the wholesale price of the products they order.
Canadian cannabis firm Canopy Growth has given its CEO position a generous salary bump this year, according to recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, even as the company laid off a large chunk of its workforce and struggled to contain losses.