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03/27/17

O'Rourke Family Vineyard is currently bottling their very first commercial release on Monday, which will be available to the public on May long weekend at their new location on Goldie Road

03/24/17

The changes pertain to cellared wines, which are wines bottled in Canada, but don't use 100 per cent Canadian grown grapes. Labels will say 'international blend from imported and domestic wines,' instead of the current wording, 'cellared in Canada.'

03/24/17

here was a massive range of quality in these wines. I rated wines as low as 75 points and as high as 92, and the distribution of scores is spread across that range

03/23/17

The changes pertain to cellared wines, which are wines bottled in Canada, but don't use 100 per cent Canadian grown grapes. Labels will say 'international blend from imported and domestic wines,' instead of the current wording, 'cellared in Canada.'

03/21/17

The top 10 highest scoring wines at the 2017 Chardonnay du Monde competition have been released from Burgundy, France. Topping the list is Kelowna's Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2014 Chardonnay Icewine.

03/13/17

Governor David Johnston and his wife Sharon hosted an official dinner - the Friends of Canada Reception - during their state visit to Sweden last month. It was given at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Scandinavia's most-visited museum

03/10/17

On 200 acres of lush farmland, with 2,000 feet of shoreline on Okanagan Lake, sits the Stewart family homestead. "Growing up there was like endless summers," recalls Tony Stewart. "Only, during the day, they made us work."

03/09/17

Some vintners suggest united marketing front to replace regional groups

03/08/17

Foundations Marketing Group (FMG), a leader in marketing innovations for the wine and spirits sector, along with Victoria Distillers, announce a strategic partnership for U.S. market entry.

03/08/17

Ontario announced a new program to provide eligible distillers up to $4.42 per litre in financial relief, up to $220,000 per producer.

03/08/17

Together with the All-Party Parliamentary Canadian Wine Caucus, the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) and its partners are happy to announce the results of a research study conducted on the Canadian wine and grape industry, which reveals that the economic impact of the Canadian Wine industry is up 33% from $6.8 billion to $9 billion over the period 2011-2015

03/07/17

The Ontario chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS Ontario) is pleased to announce the winner of the Best Ontario Sommelier Competition 2017. Emily Pearce-Bibona of Femmes du Vins and sommelier at Barberian's Steak House in Toronto won the coveted title of Best Ontario Sommelier after a day long program of competitive challenges at the Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts at George Brown College on March 5, 2017. The two runners-up in a tight race of 24 participants were Jose Luis Fernandez, sommelier at Quatrefoil restaurant in Dundas, followed by Nathan Morrell, sommelier at Bar Isabel in Toronto.

03/07/17

Attention, Canadians: If you're in possession of a Georgian Bay vodka bottle, you may be getting a lot more than you paid for. And by "a lot more," we mean double the alcohol content.

03/01/17

It's been another remarkable week of wine in Vancouver - that's 39 if you count all the wine festivals back to the original Playhouse days in 1979.

02/21/17

Provincial alcoholic beverage control regimes apply somewhat in the spirit of Sweden's Systembolaget monopoly, which was at one time the world's largest wine retailer

02/17/17

The 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival is in full swing all around town, and by the time it wraps up Sunday night, dishwashers will have dealt with 82,000 wine glasses. And countless plates, cups and cutlery.

02/17/17

Industry leaders have welcomed the ratification of the controversial CETA trade deal, which will eliminate almost all import tariffs on wines, spirits travelling from the EU to Canada.

02/17/17

U.S. exports of wine - the bulk of it from California - set a record in 2016 despite having to fight a strong dollar, subsidies and barriers in other countries and a tight water and labor supply at home, according to the Wine Institute.

02/14/17

The comments were received positively by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who came to the United States seeking to ensure Canada was not crippled as Trump re-negotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement. The neighboring leaders, polar opposites in nearly every way, took up the thorny subjects of trade and immigration at their first face to face meeting Monday.

02/13/17

On Jan. 18, in a surprise move, the Obama administration launched a trade challenge with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against Canada in respect of B.C.-only wine on British Columbia grocery-store shelves - with all of two days left in its mandate. And as of Feb. 7, New Zealand and the European Union had given notice to the WTO that they too would join consultations on the matter.

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