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The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) is launching its new Explore BC VQA Wine campaign to encourage wine consumers to experience BC's premium wine touring regions, support local Wines of British Columbia year-round, and enter for an opportunity to win one of three seasonal BC VQA Wine tour experiences.


Industry leader on board to take Okanagan Valley's unique wines to the world; the natural progression in celebrating the excellence, the beauty, the outstanding opportunity that is Mission Hill Family Estate


'A lot of sunshine, a lot of heat, and that's what grapes like. Hay fields dry up but vines just love it'


'Click and Collect' program to be offered in 2 phases, starting as soon as the end of this year


Thirteen grocery stores selected to offer domestic and imported wines


According to the BC Wine Institute, BC's cool-climate grape crop is on track for another excellent vintage this year. Hot and dry conditions in the spring led to the earliest bud break on record and the earliest harvest ever for some wineries in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan. The low average temperatures and high rainfall allowed BC grapes to have more time to ripen on the vine and to accumulate flavour and aromatic compounds.


The LCBO says millennial-aged customers are fuelling a head-spinning surge in wine sales. Ontarians slurped back $1.96 billion in wine last year, a 5.4 per cent increase over the year before. And the booze retailer sold $456 million in Ontario wine - an 8 per cent hike over the previous year.


Saskatchewan's craft wine and spirits industry received a major boost from the province on Tuesday. The government increased production thresholds and introduced a graduated markup based on annual production.


When it comes to regulations, cider is the forgotten stepchild of booze. In Ontario, cider doesn't have its own category under Alcohol and Gaming Commission regulations, but instead is tossed in with wines.


Andrew Peller Limited/Andrew Peller Limitée (the "Company") (TSX:ADW.A)(TSX:ADW.B) announced today that at the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders of the Company held on September 9, 2016, shareholders approved an amendment to the Company's articles to provide for a stock split of the Company's issued and outstanding Class A shares and Class B shares on a three-for-one basis.


If I were to pick the Wine of Canada, I'd likely pick Baco Noir and Gewürztraminer. I expect people would argue with me. Vidal Blanc, a cross of Trebbiano and an obscure French grape Rayon d'Or, is the source of our fabulous Icewine. (Pedant that I am, I must add that no nation on Earth has the same opportunity to make great bubbly as Canada. It's getting there but not quite.)


The winning grocers from across Ontario were selected via a competitive bidding process held by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).


It's not that they don't want more retail options - most desperately do - it's that the cost of stocking grocery stores may prove prohibitively expensive. So after keeping the cork in it as former banker Ed Clark reviewed Ontario's alcohol sales options, the wine industry is slowly starting to speak out.


While it is a little cold and dreary outside, it's great weather for a bunch of grape pickers that just got very busy.


All profits from the #DamesWine Project support Les Dames d'Escoffier's food and beverage scholarships


In only its first full year of operation, the hatch Winery, based in West Kelowna, has been named in the top 10 of wineries in Canada and placed within the top 5 in British Columbia specifically at the Wine Align National awards. The Wine Align National awards are the most respected Canadian wine judging events which seeks to acknowledge the best individual wines and wineries in the nation.


Given the quality of 2016's crop, the year should be a good one for winemakers


The hot and dry weather that menaced crops in much of southern Ontario this summer has turned out to be a blessing for the province's grape growers, who expect to reap a banner harvest


'We're just crossing our fingers for this to last,' says the viticulturist at Blomidon Winery


Drivers deliver alcohol picked on smartphone from Liquor Depot locations

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