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01/16/17

SGS Canada Inc. and The Canadian Food & Wine Institute at Niagara College are proud to announce their partnership to offer a risk-focused, tool kit based approach to train in the "HOW TO" of food safety management. The Food Safety Program Optimization (FSPO) is designed to target risk reduction and provide the tools to students to demonstrate true risk-based diligence.

01/13/17

"Mark Anthony is clearly the fine wine market leader in Canada and is perfectly positioned to maximize the potential of our brands with a unique go-to-market strategy that will differentiate our portfolio in the ever-changing and increasingly competitive Canadian market."

01/12/17

New opportunities sprout from province's experimental crops on the west coast

01/12/17

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario says its online alcohol sales totalled nearly $2 million between Nov. 6 and Dec. 31, up from $1.7 million over the previous three months.

01/10/17

Many people say that good wine is made in the vineyard, not in the cellar. But when David Paterson, general manager and winemaker of Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna, British Columbia says it, it's with a passion that lets you know he really means it.

01/10/17

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce will host a Women of Wine luncheon panel Jan. 24 to discuss the growing role of women in what was, for a long time, the male-dominated world of wine.

01/09/17

Many people say that good wine is made in the vineyard, not in the cellar. But when David Paterson, general manager and winemaker of Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna, British Columbia says it, it's with a passion that lets you know he really means i

01/05/17

The federal government plan for all provinces to adopt carbon pricing schemes by 2018 could have a substantial impact on commercial food production, says a Halifax-based expert in food distribution and policy.

01/05/17

The analyst's confidence in Constellation stems from rising trends in its wine business and the execution of six acquisitions since November 2015. Constellation posted positive earnings for eight consecutive quarters, Zacks stated.

01/05/17

Decisions by provincial liquor branch could take months

12/22/16

The law, also known as an act respecting development of the small-scale alcoholic beverage industry, allows Quebec's small-scale wine producers to deliver and sell their products to grocery permit holders.

12/22/16

Against that backdrop, 40 of Canada's top sparkling winemakers journeyed to Brock University this week for a clandestine meeting that has come to be known as Fizz Club. No media or sales agents here: This off-the-record gathering is where industry professionals compare notes, discuss production and talk candidly in a closed-door setting with a members-only feel.

12/22/16

The existing Trademarks Act limits geographical indications to wine and spirits. 'Geographical indications' are defined in the act, in part, as a wine or spirit originating in the territory of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) member, or a region or locality of that territory, where a quality, reputation or other characteristic of the wine or spirit is essentially attributable to its geographical origin, and which is protected by the laws applicable to that WTO member. Bill C-30 lays out a procedure for protecting geographical indications.

12/22/16

December's bout of freezing temperatures was a pain for many in the Okanagan, but for the region's wineries there was a silver lining.

12/20/16

Constellation Brands said it completed a sale Monday of wineries, vineyards, retail stores and its Jackson-Triggs and Inniskillin lines to the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada. The deal is valued at approximately $770 million or about $1.03 billion in Canadian currency.

12/20/16

The record cold that caused thermometers in Windsor-Essex to bottom out overnight had grape growers in the region turning up the air Monday morning. Frigid temperatures are a potential hazard for vineyards because they can damage the buds for the following year's wine that are already on the vine.

12/15/16

Festival enthusiasts are booking Niagara Falls hotel accommodations and setting their sights on advance tickets to popular events including Discovery Pass Experiences for wine and culinary adventures at local wineries across the area. Icewine is a proclaimed dessert wine created from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. A large percentage of Canada's icewine comes from the Ontario area.

12/15/16

Federal task force's recommendation marijuana should not be sold where tobacco or alcohol is already sold puzzles convenience store group and LCBO workers union.

12/15/16

LCBO's new social responsibility campaign launches this week with a television commercial and online guide to get Ontario thinking about moderation and responsible hosting. The holiday season can be a time of indulgence - and the perfect time to remember that a good time and a safe time can be one and the same.

12/14/16

Universal Packaging announced today that Nicole Kaseberg has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Nicole had previously been Director of Sales and Marketing. This promotion was due to Nicole's excellent results in her previous role. She has helped drive the company's top and bottom lines to new heights.

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