Canadian wine sales are soaring in liquor stores with a 36.1% increase over last year, but pubs and restaurants show the reverse trend with a decrease of 3.6%. This trend shows that the hospitality industry is slow to follow consumers’ preference to enjoy Canadian wine, not just that produced in BC.

Red Wine is Healthy

Have you ever considered that each sip of red wine you drink provides numerous health benefits? Red wine has been consumed throughout human civilization and its impact on health has been widely studied in animals and humans. According to an article published by Cornell University, archaeologists date wine making and consumption as far back as 6000 B.C.

Wines of British Columbia

BC's 2016 vintage started off with an uncommonly hot spring in its two largest producing wine regions: the Okanagan Valley and the Similkameen Valley. Osoyoos experienced more Growing Degree Days (GDD) in April than any…

BC Liquor Sales Trends

Third quarter stats are now out from BC LDB, and Canadian wines and local Micro Brews continue to show strong growth, particularly in LRS locations. Canadian wines didn’t experience the same strong sales trends in the hospitality sector, however.