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04/20/18

"We are going to have to continue to work with the provinces and the federal government to come up with a solution"

04/20/18

Okanagan Falls winery concerned for the future of the industry after Supreme Court ruling

04/20/18

Culmina Family Estate Winery joined six others from the Okanagan - 50th Parallel Estate Winery, Haywire Wines, Liquidity Wines, Painted Rock Estate Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, and Summerhill Pyramid Winery - to form The Okanagan Wine Initiative

04/20/18

Wild Goose Vineyards in British Columbia won best of show at the sixth annual wine competition

04/19/18

An SCC decision supporting Comeau could overturn the rules that govern interprovincial trade and commerce in Canada. One implication of this decision could be the right for Canadians in one province to order wine from a winery in another province and have the wine delivered directly to their home

04/19/18

"Removing restrictions would have opened the door to allowing consumers to order wine for direct delivery to their home from any Canadian winery located in any province. We call that Direct-to-Consumer, it is something nine out of 10 Canadians believe should be permitted, and we now eagerly await the provinces making this choice available to their citizens."

04/17/18

members share a common passion to drive one-another to excel and adopt best business practices and to help elevate the identity of the Okanagan as a premium wine producing region and superb wine tourism destination.

04/16/18

Hagen Kruger and Wild Goose Vineyards in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley are doing their best to make sure Pinot Gris does not get overlooked in the Pacific Northwest or at the Cascadia Wine Competition

04/11/18

China breaks into the top five for entry numbers; 60 percent growth in organic wines, many from China

04/11/18

In light of studies and recommendations made by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and KEDGE's Wine & Spirits Academy, the wine industry acted and the Canadian government decided on March 12th to prohibit the use of the statement "Cellared in Canada" (CIC wines) on the labels of wine bottled in Canada but with wines mainly or completely produced abroad. This label, which is mostly used by large Canadian wineries, has been in force since 1995. It has sparked much controversy on the Canadian market because it was a source of considerable confusion for consumers.

04/05/18

Last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (the CFIA) published a summary report on the "Blended in Canada" wine labelling consultation (the Consultation). In light of the Consultation's results, effective March 12, 2018, the CFIA has replaced the current voluntary country of origin statement for wines blended in Canada with new statements in an effort to minimize consumer confusion.

04/04/18

Ontario Apple Growers general manager Kelly Ciceran says the 15 per cent tariff on fruit such as apples, cherries, peaches, raspberries and cranberries will likely lead to more U.S. produce hitting Canadian stores.

03/30/18

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's boycott of British Columbia wine, designed to punish B.C. for its efforts to delay the Trans Mountain pipeline, backfired

03/28/18

B.C. Wine Institute and Okanagan College sign co-operation agreement

03/26/18

Okanagan Falls would encompass nearly 2,000 acres, area suitable for Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris

03/13/18

The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) applauds the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Blended in Canada Wine Labelling Consultation report, which supports new wine label requirements for wine bottled and blended in Canada.

03/13/18

Australian trade officials recently met with their Canadian counterparts to object to extra taxes and mark-ups on imported wine sold in Canada that the Australian wine industry believes breach international trade rules and threaten Australian wine sales.

03/13/18

The fight over the project, which would carry Alberta bitumen through B.C. to the coast, has pitted the two NDP-led governments against each other for months. The spat became more heated earlier this year when B.C. said it would not allow increased oil flow until more research is completed on pipeline safety and spill response. B.C. backed down after Alberta suspended imports of B.C. wine.

03/13/18

The decision comes two weeks after Athena Gervais, 14, died after she reportedly consumed an 11.9 per cent alcohol energy drink called FCKD UP on her school lunch break.

03/09/18

Nation's top court deliberating on case that centers on interprovincial wine shipments

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