Off the Grid's sustainability initiatives include its 600 square foot wine shop, which was built using straw bale construction. The roof also features solar panels so that the winery can produce its own energy.
Last year McWatters, who was born in Toronto and raised there and in North Vancouver, received another irresistible offer. As a result, he sold Sundial Vineyard, where he was building the 25,000-square-foot Time Estate Winery, to Richmond businessman Richter Bai. Instead, Time Winery will be in the 15,000-square-foot former PenMar movie theatre on Martin Street in Penticton, without a vineyard in sight.
Other clauses of the secret agreement included that the LCBO was not to sell to restaurants and bars any of the major brands not carried in its regular stores, a move that discouraged bars and restaurants from purchasing beer at LCBO stores
Canada's agriculture minister, Lawrence MacAulay, discussed the upcoming North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation with Idaho farming industry leaders as well as directors of 13 Western state agriculture departments.
The latest trip is meant to highlight how important trade between the two countries is to their respective agricultural sectors, officials at Agriculture Canada told reporters. MacAulay is also scheduled to make the keynote address at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region Summit and the Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture annual meeting.
With several complaints from the United States against liquor retailing practices already in play in Canada, including a complaint to the World Trade Organization over grocery store sales of domestic wines in British Columbia, NAFTA renegotiations present a significant opportunity for the U.S. wine industry. Canada is No. 1 country for U.S. wine exports, but discriminatory practices remain ...
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says in a Thursday statement that it had not "fully considered" the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement in reaching its ruling. The agency says the wines do in fact adhere to the agreement and can be sold as currently labeled.