Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal made the announcement at the Empire Cider Company in Codrington this afternoon during Ontario Agriculture Week. This initiative has allowed Empire to double its retail sales since the company began selling at Northumberland County farmers' markets earlier this year, and the cider producer plans to continue expanding sales at additional markets in 2017.
The New York-based alcoholic beverages giant Constellation Brands is preparing to sell its $US1 billion ($1.31 billion) Canadian wine business to concentrate more on premium wines, raising questions about how long it may hold its stake in Australia's Accolade Wines.
The 39th annual wine and food festival runs Feb. 11-19, opening with the Bacchanalia Gala at the tony Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and including the four International Festival Tastings at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The Vancouver International Wine Festival is pleased to announce the winery lineup for the 39th annual festival, which takes place February 11-19, 2017. The eight-day wine and food extravaganza will showcase 182 wineries from 16 countries, including 77 wineries from featured country Canada and 105 additional producers from around the world, pouring 1,550+ wines at 55 events.
What started as a plan to operate a custom crush wine facility capable of producing 20,000 cases has evolved into a vision that includes organic farming and the production of wine that embraces a minimal intervention winemaking style. This style results in pure and natural wine and spirits. A record 725 tons will be processed at OCP this year.
The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) is launching its new Explore BC VQA Wine campaign to encourage wine consumers to experience BC's premium wine touring regions, support local Wines of British Columbia year-round, and enter for an opportunity to win one of three seasonal BC VQA Wine tour experiences.
Industry leader on board to take Okanagan Valley's unique wines to the world; the natural progression in celebrating the excellence, the beauty, the outstanding opportunity that is Mission Hill Family Estate
According to the BC Wine Institute, BC's cool-climate grape crop is on track for another excellent vintage this year. Hot and dry conditions in the spring led to the earliest bud break on record and the earliest harvest ever for some wineries in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan. The low average temperatures and high rainfall allowed BC grapes to have more time to ripen on the vine and to accumulate flavour and aromatic compounds.