Wildfire. Drought. Searing heat. Sudden cold. Relentless rain. Fierce hail and winds. Swarms of insects destroying crops. Sounds like something out of a bible story, right? Unfortunately, it's reality for the world's wine growing community.…
It will now be more cost-effective for suppliers to do tasting events in BC due to new policies from the LCRB allowing liquor manufacturers or agents to purchase liquor at wholesale prices for industry-only tasting events. …
DJ Kearney was awarded the 2019 Spirited Industry Professional Award. This award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the sales, service or promotion of wine in BC. …
When Christopher Columbus brought sugarcane cuttings from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean, the tropical climate was ideal for the plant to thrive, resulting in a host of sugar-based industries. Thankfully, both Rhum Agricole and Rum Industriel were part of this economic boom.
With the legalization of non-medical cannabis in 2018, the Liquor Cannabis Regulation Branch has been getting a lot of questions about how the new cannabis rules affect liquor establishments in BC. To help provide clarity the Branch recently created a Cannabis Information for Liquor Licensees & Permittees document.
The Pub of the Future
In the pub of the future, a robot will take your drink order, a machine will prepare your burger, and you will pay with an app on your phone, never connecting with another human throughout the entire transaction. Or maybe not. Maybe you’ll just be hanging out in Instagrammable concept bars and making your own cocktails in a test tube.
Mary Sue Maloughney is BC’s new Assistant Deputy Minister and General Manager of the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.
Challenges in Bringing New Products to Market
BC’s wine industry has positively blossomed this last year, breaking ground as a wine region worthy of global consideration, winning international wine awards and expanding upon its own identity (hello new legal geographical indications (GIs) and sub-GIs!).
Alcohol and Cannabis
The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada marks the end of cannabis-prohibition, and a new landscape for commercial hosts. Patrons have ready access to alcohol and cannabis. Commercial hosts therefore find themselves with potentially more “high” and “drunk” patrons.
Support the BC Hospitality Foundation
With 2019 underway, the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is busy planning and implementing our strategic plan for the next five years and beyond.
Imported beer has seen decreasing sales over the past 3 years in Alberta with the number of hL shipped as of October 2018 decreasing 13.2% over the same period in 2017.
Matthew Boswell, Interim Commissioner of Competition at the Competition Bureau wrote an open letter to Attorney General David Eby encouraging him to review wholesale pricing in the assessment of BC’s liquor policy.