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BC Wine Law

An updated Liquor Control and Licencing Act came into force on Jan. 23, creating new opportunities for businesses, increasing convenience for consumers and enhancing the Province’s commitment to social responsibility. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM News

Finally, some good news for BC producers of wine, beer and spirits. more

Jun 9, 2016 10:33 AM Articles

Make no mistake, buying a bottle or two of wine in a supermarket in BC is a big deal, to both consumers and producer. more

Apr 10, 2016 12:00 AM Articles

Harvest is a time of change in the agriculture and winery business. Crops are brought in from the field and sold or transformed into a finished product. more

Dec 2, 2015 12:00 AM Financial

Recently, a small group of BC wineries spoke out against recent changes to new provincial laws that open up new sales channels to 100%-BC grown and produced wines. more

Sep 30, 2015 12:02 PM News

Buying Wine

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One of the positive aspects of BC wine law reform is the introduction of liquor sales and marketing at Farmers’ Markets. more

Jun 9, 2015 2:37 PM Articles

Inside this issue, we profile Davison Orchards, you’ll see how one business brought sustainability and diversification into their family farm. We have updates on BC wine law, blueberry research in the Fraser Valley and more. more

Jun 9, 2015 1:24 PM Magazine

Dozens of Farmers' Markets in BC will now allow the sale of locally produced wine, beer and spirits. The big question for producers is, how to get in on this opportunity. more

Apr 10, 2015 3:03 PM Articles

Year-in-Review - what's happened in 2014 in fruit and wine! Exclusive Interview with Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Norm Letnick and BCFGA president, Fred Steele, BC Wine Acreage report, Comings and Goings in the wine industry and more . . . more

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Magazine

As the end of the year approaches, some of those contracts that are an important part of your business operations may be coming up for renewal. more

Dec 4, 2014 1:12 PM Legal

Pouring at Garagiste

Jennifer Schell

You’ve heard the term, but it’s hard to find a place to try their wine. The name garagiste (GAR-aH-jeest ) comes from France and describes winemakers who do things a little differently, those who take risks and make small case lots. more

Dec 4, 2014 11:55 AM Articles

Interprovincial Trade Barriers When will they come down? more

Oct 1, 2014 1:59 PM Articles

Sandra Oldfield

Michael Botner

Big changes are coming for BC Liquor Laws; perhaps the biggest changes since prohibition was repealed in 1921. more

Apr 9, 2014 11:49 AM Articles

If the BC Wine Institute gets its way, you’ll soon be able to go to the grocery store to pick up some eggs, a loaf of bread, some milk ... and a 2011 Cabernet Franc. more

Apr 9, 2014 10:30 AM News

Good news announced today for the support in the near future for locally produced craft beer, wine, cider and spirits to be sold at BC Farmers' Markets by Premier Christy Clark. more

Dec 11, 2013 4:00 AM News

BC’s Attorney General is currently reviewing a wide-ranging proposal to modernize BC’s liquor laws. The results could have profound impacts on wineries, brew pubs and distilleries. more

Dec 4, 2013 1:24 PM Articles

Laws are like a mirror that reflect the society they govern. When laws become outdated, they are no longer respected and become difficult to enforce. more

Dec 4, 2013 1:00 PM Legal

2013 Year in Review. Looking back at the year reveals a mixed bag of events, announcements and approvals that point to positive progress for most stakeholders in the B.C. wine industry. more

Dec 4, 2013 12:06 PM Articles

For those of you in the wine industry, you may have experienced limitations in your ability to sell and distribute your wine due to the tied house rules. more

Apr 8, 2013 3:16 PM Legal

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