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News stories by Rick

Good things grow in Ontario: Inside the new digs of cider producer West Avenue Cider

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Deep inside the industrial labyrinth of East Hamilton, on the outer edges of Stoney Creek, a beautiful thing is fermenting inside a spacious warehouse now occupied by West Avenue Cider. Continue reading

The Rogue Rangers: Would be Canadian winemakers crafting wines off the grid

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Every so often, when time and distance permit, they come together for a board meeting and a few beers in a tiny, crowded Grimsby garage, to discuss the business at hand: Fermentation, pH, oak, battonage and the finer points of crafting a home-made wine that they can collectively call their own. Continue reading

Okanagan’s Golden Mile Bench Geographical Indication (GI) is a first In British Columbia

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After submitting a proposal in May 2014 to the B.C. Wine Authority, a group of wine producers has finally received approval from the Ministry of Agriculture on B.C.’s first sub-GI: Golden Mile Bench, according to a news release submitted to Wines In Niagara. Continue reading

Brave New World: How the new model for beer and wine retailing in Ontario could look

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When the Liberal government stands up to deliver its budget at Queen’s Park in the next couple of weeks a brave new world will be unveiled for Ontario residents who have lived under the stubborn smouldering ashes of post-Prohibition for nine decades. Continue reading

What about us, Ed Clark? Does the consumer factor into your plan to modernize booze retailing in Ontario (a video)

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Dear, Ed Clark
As the man in charge of modernizing liquor retail in Ontario you have a tough job. You have to consider all avenues to come up with the right solution. I urge you to consider us, the consumer.  This video is for you. Continue reading

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