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05/21/18

The Canadian branch of distributor Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits has created an off-shoot of its business dedicated to cannabis products - the first drinks firm in the country to move into the soon-to-be legalised sector. Province Brands filed the provisional patent for the "world's first beers brewed from the cannabis plant", further stoking interest since Constellation bought a 10% stake in Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth Corp for £141 million with plans to make cannabis-infused drinks of its own.

05/21/18

The marijuana industry is budding before our eyes, and investors who've been willing to take a chance on this still-illegal industry have probably been handsomely rewarded. Since the beginning of 2016, most pot stocks have rallied by a triple- or quadruple-digit percentage.

05/16/18

A recent report from CFRA Research projected that alcohol companies could be squeezed by legal cannabis in the coming years. Analyst Joe Agnese made the projection in a note published on March 5. "Due to shared usage occasions, we view the legalization of cannabis as a threat to alcohol industry consumption growth."

05/16/18

The annual variability of global wine production, finding solutions for farming in drought conditions, a potential straw ban in Vancouver, and the potential for beavers to improve pollution from industrial agriculture. It's What's Up in Climate Change.

05/04/18

When a winery chooses to enter a wine competition, they hope for a medal, with gold being the best. One of the awards a wine might receive is "best of class," which is much more than a 2000 comedy movie about a dog show

05/03/18

05/02/18

Oliver, British Columbia: Phantom Creek Estates is pleased to announce a long-term collaboration with Olivier Humbrecht MW of Alsace's Domaine Zind-Humbrecht. Phantom Creek is Humbrecht's first and only winery consulting project.

04/27/18

It is called a sub geographic indicator and lets the consumer know precisely where the grapes made to produce the wine are grown

04/26/18

There's long been bad blood between Quebec and Newfoundland over power projects. British Columbia meanwhile, isn't the first province to try to block an Alberta pipeline project. The British Columbia Wine Institute, for one, says we should all be concerned.

04/26/18

Supreme court's ruling hindering growth of direct-to-consumer shipments the result of legal battle over oil pipeline

04/25/18

For the first time in the history of Vinitaly, six Canadian trade monopolies met Italian producers to discuss opportunities for Italian wine in the country, with 14% of its wine imports currently coming from Italy.

04/25/18

The feasibility study will involve stakeholder engagement with wineries throughout B.C.

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

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