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Canadian wine industry contributes $9B to national economy — isn’t it about time we freed the grapes?

By Rick VanSickle

The numbers are staggering — the Canadian wine and grape industry contributes $9 billion in economic impact to the Canadian economy — but it is the lost potential that we should be most concerned with. Continue reading

Winners and losers with grocery store wine and cider hitting the shelves in Ontario

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Updated: Sometime this fall, as grapes in Ontario vineyards reach their plump and ripe potential, a brave new world begins in this province with the first bottles of wine hitting shelves at select grocery stores. Continue reading

The “Game Changer” optical grape sorter at Vineland Estates earns Premier’s Award

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Vineland Estates Winery was recognized as a one of three provincial Leaders in Innovation at the 2015 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation presented on Nov. 18.  Continue reading

Ed Clark, you have failed us miserably on modernizing the booze business in Ontario

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I’ll be generous and give Ed Clark’s plan to modernize the retailing of beverage alcohol in Ontario a D-minus instead of an F. 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

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