News

Here you’ll find the very latest industry news that affects your business and your bottom line. Be sure to check out the archive section as well for many more informative articles.

Climate Change and Wine – A Sobering Reality

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.…

New BC Policies for Tasting Events

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. …

2019 SPIRITED INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL AWARD

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. …

Rum is on the Rise

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.

Cannabis Information for Liquor Licensees

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 Wine Region of Rioja

Snaking through the north west of Spain is the Ebro River and its tributaries. It is along here that the pilgrims traversed the Santiago de Compostela,and for over a thousand years vines have been nurtured…

Alberta Rockies Beer Tour

Winter in Alberta is all about heading out to the mountains. There are very few things more beautiful than the majestic snow-capped peaks of Alberta’s Rockies.