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11/14/18

U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines here: Wrong because customs duties on imported wines are applied not by France but by the European Union. Right because American tariffs are "globally" less than what Europe charges, the French customs authority says.

11/12/18

The Somm360 Congress releases its full program between Nov. 25-27, 2018, at Le Grand Quai in Montreal's Old Port. The inauguration event will present a 3-day educational trade conference, offering a series of exclusive masterclasses, tastings, and training sessions.

11/12/18

According to a recent global report, no amount of alcohol is safe to drink. In fact, the study found that any possible benefit of light drinking - including reducing heart disease - is outweighed by the combined health risks associated with alcohol.

11/12/18

Meads have been around for a long time, but there hasn't been a craft meadery in Saskatchewan until Prairie Bee Meadery opened in June 2016. The province has always been a leading producer of honey, which is combined with water to make mead - a liqueur also known as honey wine.

11/12/18

Results just published by the Royal Crescent-headquartered Off-Piste Wines show turnover rose from £29.7 million to £34.8 million for the year to January 31 2018.

11/12/18

Leamington, Ontario-based cannabis producer Aphria has made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange and promoted former Diageo North America executive Jakob Ripshtein to president.

11/12/18

Province Brands filed the provisional patent for the "world's first beers brewed from the cannabis plant" in July 2017, further stoking interest from the drinks industry in the burgeoning cannabis industry since Constellation bought a 10% stake in Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth Corp for £141 million with plans to make cannabis-infused drinks.

11/12/18

Corby Spirit and Wine Limited, today announced that all of the nominee directors listed in the management proxy circular dated September 24, 2018, were elected as directors of Corby. The vote was conducted at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which took place on November 7, 2018 in Toronto.

11/12/18

Canada is pushing back against U.S. attempts to change the text of its September trade pact and the issue may have to be referred to ministers to settle, a Canadian source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

11/07/18

As recreational cannabinoids become legal in more U.S. states, a fight is brewing between legislators and alcohol producers over cannabis-infused booze. All the while, the science of cannabis-infused alcohol is still unclear.

11/02/18

The transaction was approved by an overwhelming majority of Canopy Growth shareholders and has been granted all required regulatory approvals, including by the Canadian government under the Investment Canada Act

11/02/18

First brewed in 1987 by original VIB brewmaster Hermann Hoerterer for friends and family of the brewery, Hermannator Ice Bock (9.5% abv, 25 IBU) has gone on to become one of the most iconic seasonal craft beers in Canada. It's described as follows: This beer takes over three months to produce spending significant time at subzero temperatures to create a rich malt body, with notes of chocolate, coffee & brandied plums. It is the perfect beer to enjoy over the holiday season.

11/02/18

Six award-winning films and four honourable mentions in five different categories were decided upon by this year's festival jury that included Anita Stewart (Food Laureate, University of Guelph and founder of Food Day Canada) and Greg Rubidge (Syndicado Film Sales), as well as myself.

11/02/18

MTY Food Group Inc. ("MTY" or the "Company") (TSX: MTY) announced today that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has signed an agreement to acquire most of the assets of Casa Grecque (www.casagrecque.ca), a chain of bring-your-own-wine restaurants founded 38 years ago by brothers, Peter and Louis Berlemis.

11/02/18

Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Venom, Spiderman and Captain Amnertica were sipping wine samples inside the main building at the Township 7 winery. They were among the many berry-splattered Halloween costumes at the grape stomp competition and charitable fudraiser at the Township 7 winery in Langley on Saturday. "The "umpteenth annual" stomp, as Township 7 manager Jason Ocenas put it. Ocenas said the weekend event at the winery located in the 21200 block of 16 Avenue was expected to raise more than $2,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of B.C.

11/02/18

Corby Spirit and Wine has expanded the McGuinness liqueurs range by introducing McGuinness Ruby Red Grapefruit. The addition of grapefruit offers a twist on classic cocktails, similar to the Grapefruit Moscow Mule and Grapefruit Collins.

11/02/18

Instead of a first-come, first-served model, customers will now need to enter in a random draw to determine their spot in line. The chance to purchase five of this year's most coveted bottles will also be determined by a draw.

11/02/18

Elyse Lambert fell in love with wine while studying at the Quebec Tourism and Hotel Institute in the late '90s. "It touched so many things I care about - from travel, to food, to discovering new people," she says. "Wine is always in motion, so you never finish learning. When I put my nose in the glass and discovered that universe, I just loved it."

11/02/18

As sophisticated adults who like to indulge during this spooky time of year, we have some wine pairings for you. As with any food and wine pairing, it's important to consider body, tannin, sweetness and acidity.

11/02/18

enRoute has named their picks for the Best New Restaurants in Canada and (just) two are from British Columbia. Vancouver's own St. Lawrence grabbed the 4th spot, while Victoria's The Courtney Room took 10th. Congratulations to both, and to all who cracked this year's prestigious list!

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