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Aussie winemakers are accusing Canada of unfair business practices. BC wine lovers may like having VQA wines in their grocery stores, but the move has winemakers Down Under in a tizzy. more

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Honourable Lana Popham

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There are big changes coming for agriculture in BC, thanks to the election of the NDP and the appointment of grape grower Lana Popham as the new Minister of Agriculture. Popham co-founded and operated Barking Dog Vineyard, the first certified organic more

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High on the list of impediments to the prosperity and growth of BC wineries is Canada’s entrenched regime of interprovincial trade restrictions. more

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Inside this issue is our 2017 Buyer's Guide, which includes a comprehensive list of suppliers of goods and services for the Orchard and Vineyard Industry. From accounting to Winery Supplies find the product or service you need. more

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Interprovincial Trade Barriers When will they come down? more

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Sandra Oldfield

Michael Botner

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

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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

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