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08/20/19

Usual Wines launches in select LCBO's starting August 17, 2019, entering the Canadian market for the first time and giving the modern consumer a new way to drink wine.

08/19/19

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has listed Galipette Cidre as part of its annual tender for beers and ciders.

08/12/19

His accomplishments in the province's wine industry included founding Sumac Ridge Estate Winery in Summerland, See Ya Later Ranch in Okanagan Falls and Time Winery in Penticton. He was also a key figure in forming the B.C. Wine Institute, the Vintners Quality Alliance Canada, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and the B.C. Hospitality Foundation. The celebration of life showcased McWatters' love of wine, with wines for those in attendance and toasts to McWatters' legacy

08/08/19

The court decision was part of a three-year legal dispute over bottles of Psagot Winery and Shiloh Winery from the West Bank.

08/07/19

Iconic Family-owned Okanagan Winery Captures an Unprecedented Fifth 'Winery of the Year' Title; The Most Ever in the History of Canada's Premier Wine Competition

08/07/19

The upcoming season will continue much as the first, with the pair of everyday men exploring the depth and complexity of food and wine in Niagara from the viewpoint of the uninitiated. Both Gagliardi and deGroot conceptualized the show by drawing on their experience in the television arena. They wanted to do something at home and, while Niagara didn't have tons of studio space, it did have a breadth of wine and food culture. The only thing was the pair didn't know much beyond the fact red wine goes with red meat, and white with chicken.

08/06/19

For the first time in its 27-year history, the World Travel Awards will be hosted Canada.

08/06/19

CARONE will be the Lanaudière region's first craft distiller and Québec's first field-to-flask producer of a grape-based gin.

08/05/19

This B.C. Day raise a glass to West Kelowna's Mission Hill Family Estate, awarded Winery of the Year, and Osoyoos-based Moon Curser Vineyards, named Best Performing Small Winery.

08/02/19

The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada is regarded as the most prestigious wine competition in Canada.

08/01/19

Quails' Gate Winery is proud to announce their 2017 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay has been awarded Platinum in the Chardonnay category at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada held in Prince Edward County June 10 through 14, 2019

08/01/19

For the first time in its 27-year history, the World Travel Awards will be hosted Canada.

07/31/19

Pelee Island Winery is the subject of controversy stemming from donations made to the Ontario PC party weeks before the vineyard was featured in an Ontario News Now promotional video. According to Elections Ontario records, Pelee Island Winery president Walter Schmoranz donated $2,050 to the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario between February 2019 and July 2019.

07/31/19

Considered one of Niagara's first boutique wineries, Thirty Bench, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a must-see for everyone visiting the Niagara region. Since the winery first opened its cellar doors in 1994, Thirty Bench has been crafting world-renowned wines receiving critical acclaim, including the recently awarded Gold Medal for the 2016 Small Lot Wild Cask Riesling and 2016 Small Lot Steel Post Riesling at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

07/31/19

A winery in southern Ontario is being slammed on social media after it was revealed that its president made political donations to the Progressive Conservative Party ahead of being featured in an "Ontario News Now" video. On Sunday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford posted a video on social media produced by taxpayer-paid communications staff promoting Pelee Island Winery, located south of Chatham-Kent.

07/31/19

Stouffville, Ontario-based Willow Springs Winery isn't huge, but its award-winning wines are making a splash, and it wants to keep doing so, which is why it's turning to technology partners to help it morph into an intelligent winery. Last week it hosted an event to showcase some of the tech. During the event, it signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with five technology partners: Huawei Canada, Global UAV, ARHT Media. Telitek, and Hub6. It commits the partners, all of which are Canadian companies, to explore ways in which 5G-enabled tools can improve agriculture, helping it to respond to climate change.

07/30/19

"Search Near Not Far" campaign: inviting consumers to explore and learn about the character within British Columbia's nine wine growing regions.

07/30/19

A court in Canada ruled on Monday that Israeli wine from settlements must be marked, saying that labelling such products as "made in Israel" is misleading to people who wish to boycott settlement products for political reasons. The petition was filed by activists against the authority in charge of regulating food imports into Canada. The court, acting as the court of first instance on the case, ruled that the office must find an alternative wording for the labelling of products from settlements.

07/25/19

The B.C. wine industry is mourning the loss of an industry giant after Harry McWatters, 74, died in his Summerland home Tuesday. McWatters, who spent more than 50 years in the industry, founded the well-known Sumac Ridge and See Ya Later wineries among others.

07/25/19

British Columbia wine industry trailblazer Harry McWatters passed away unexpectedly in his sleep at his Summerland home on Tuesday. The 74-year-old Order of B.C. recipient has been called the Godfather of B.C. wines, a legend, a visionary and a pioneer.

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