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05/26/17

On the eve of her parents' trial in China, Amy Chang wants to know Canadian officials haven't forgotten about them.

05/24/17

More and different types of wines from Israel are making their way gradually onto the shelves of Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), but these often award-winning products still suffer from an image problem.

05/24/17

Jean-Sebastien Morin, a sommelier and the wine category manager for the PEI Liquor Control Commission, says interest in the festival has grown since its launch 21 years ago.

05/23/17

The establishment of quality assurance systems is an important development in the wine sector, particularly so for new and emerging wine regions. Focusing on the Canadian wine industry, this article examines the determinants of a winery's decision to adopt Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) certification for wines. The analysis also examines whether wineries seek VQA certification for higher-priced wines or whether VQA certification leads to higher wine prices.

05/23/17

Jeff Martin, a British Columbia winemaker with more than 40 vintages in two hemispheres, dominated at one of California's oldest and most respected wine competitions.

05/22/17

Detention of John Chang and Allison Lu described as 'outrageous and unconscionable'

05/22/17

La Frenz Winery on the Okanagan Valley's revered Naramata Bench won four gold medals, including a best of class award, at the Dan Berger International Wine Competition. Formerly known as the Riverside International Wine Competition, founder Dan Berger last year renamed it and moved it to his home in Sonoma County.

05/19/17

After 18 months of construction, the Fitzpatrick's are delighted to showcase their gravity flow facility specializing in sparkling and site specific still wines from a very special place.

05/19/17

Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate trade pact with Canada and Mexico

05/18/17

Still a bit player in the UK market, sustained and patient effort from Canadian wine producers is beginning to bear fruit.

05/11/17

With scientists warning of more frequent extreme weather like the flooding currently afflicting Quebec, it is hard to find people in the province putting a positive spin on climate change

05/09/17

"We continue to believe that a negotiated settlement is in the best interests of all parties and we are prepared to work toward that end," Ross said in a statement issued by the Commerce Department.

05/08/17

Canada is considering duties on exports from Oregon such as wine, flooring and plywood

05/03/17

In the past two years, B.C. residents have found themselves having to dig into their pockets for an extra $5 if they want to buy a 24-case of Lucky Lager.

04/28/17

A Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) poll on wine imports and distribution reveals most Quebecers believe the current system impedes restaurants and their customers. In the poll, 71% of Quebecers believe independent restaurateurs should have the right to import wine and sell it directly to consumers.

04/28/17

A boom in craft distilling in the United States and increasing demand from curious millennials acquiring a palate for well-made spirits have inspired a burgeoning microdistillery scene in Canada, with at least 100 upstart companies now operating across the country.

04/28/17

This spring the Wines of British Columbia expands its annual Chef Meets BC Grape Signature Tasting fundraising event bringing the largest tasting of BC VQA Wine and culinary back to the Vancouver Convention Centre East on May 25 and, for the first time, in Victoria on May 23.

04/28/17

Job security, scheduling, and health and safety are among several major concerns for the 7,500 LCBO staff represented by OPSEU. And the union has said the province's "ill-advised plan" to sell alcohol in grocery stores is a key concern as it feels alcohol sales outside the LCBO could spell the end of the government-owned alcohol retailer.

04/27/17

A post at the Canadian site Maclean's thinks Trump is going to go after wine sales in British Columbia next, arguing that the Canadian product has an unfair advantage over US wine because of grocery store rules.

04/27/17

Union employees of wine buyer LCBO pave way for strike.

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