Tag Archives: Ontario

• NY: Cuomo convenes wine, beer and spirits summit

NY: Cuomo convenes wine, beer and spirits summit

Following a day-long special summit in Albany, Governor Cuomo has pledged to invest more money into promoting the state’s growing wine, beer, and spirits industries. The “summit” came as New York’s conservation department has yet to decide whether hydro-fracking for natural gas will be permitted in New York.  As Karen DeWitt reports, a protest at […]

• Canada: Ontario sets maximum wine bottle weight limit

Canada: Ontario sets maximum wine bottle weight limit

Canadian province Ontario is leading the move toward lightweight bottling by setting a maximum weight on the wines it approves. The state-controlled Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has said it will not stock any wines packaged in a bottle weighing more than 420g from 1 January 2013. In a letter seen by Decanter, Bob […]

• California: Wine in the Pines – June 11

California: Wine in the Pines – June 11

Thanks to Sideways, we’ve all figured out how to get outta town in an hour-anna-half and drink wine in a charming environment. However, if you would like to try a different weekend that doesn’t involve being chased by a naked meth dealer (6:43 in), I suggest Wine in the Pines. Located in the Village of […]

• California wine grape growers worried about crazy weather

California wine grape growers worried about crazy weather

Bruce Rominger’s Yolo County wine grapes are, in a word, immature. So are his processing tomatoes, languishing in a Winters field. “We’re behind, and things are moving slowly,” Rominger said of his crops. “I’m not happy about this rain recently.” Wine grape growers in the Sacramento region, along with those tending other perishable crops like […]

• ColLAboration Craft Beer Gardens Pop-Up, June 4th

ColLAboration Craft Beer Gardens Pop-Up, June 4th

Buy your ColLAboration Membership NOW!!!  The 2nd ColLAboration event will be held on June 4th at the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Gower Street, right next to the Blue Palms Brewhouse. What: COLLABORATION Craft Beer Gardens – Hollywood When: June 4th, 2011 – Noon to 7pm Where: 6100 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA 90028 (see map […]

• NYC: A Sneak Peek at Eataly’s New Rooftop Brewery

NYC: A Sneak Peek at Eataly’s New Rooftop Brewery

A sneak peak at Eataly’s rooftop La Birreria, featuring craft beer, blood sausage, pork shoulder and mushrooms. There will be craft beer served on a rooftop, but don’t call Eataly‘s Birreria a beer garden, said partner Adam Saper at a sneak peek of the new space on Wednesday night. It is, after all, still one […]

• Boston Beer’s Koch Says Craft Beer Has Become `New Wine’

Boston Beer’s Koch Says Craft Beer Has Become `New Wine’

Jim Koch, founder and chairman of Boston Beer Co. Inc., discusses the outlook for the U.S. craft beer market and the potential impact of commodity price increases on the industry. Boston Beer is the maker of Samuel Adams lager. Koch speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “InBusiness With Margaret Brennan.”

• Smashbomb beer too violent for Ontario. That’s crazy.

Smashbomb beer too violent for Ontario. That’s crazy.

The suds cops at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario have stamped out a popular beer made by a Barrie, Ont., micro-brewery because they deem inappropriate the name and cartoonish label of Smashbomb Atomic IPA. Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery shared the news with angry fans on Facebook and on bartowel.com, a forum that bills itself […]

• Toronto: Brewer’s Plate, Apr 6, Master chefs & brewers come together

Toronto: Brewer’s Plate, Apr 6, Master chefs & brewers come together

Master chefs and brewers come together with musicians and artists to bring you an extraordinary locavore Spring feast, an unforgettable evening’s entertainment and a deep appreciation of the food we eat every day. Unlimited tastings of a wide selection of Ontario’s distinctive craft beers, cider and mead wedded to inventive dishes from several of Toronto’s […]

• What an accomplishment. Canadian winemakers set Guinness record

What an accomplishment. Canadian winemakers set Guinness record

Canada has set the record for the world’s largest (filled) wine flute. On Jan. 14 at 4 p.m., a group of winemakers and winery owners in Niagara, Ontario — all part of the Wine Council of Ontario — filled a massive flute with icewine at the Fallsview Casino Resort, while an official adjudicator from the […]

• New Brown-Forman Canadian whiskey launches in 4 markets

Louisville-based beverage company Brown-Forman Corp. has released a new premium Canadian whiskey, which is available in four markets across the country, including Louisville. Collingwood Canadian Whisky is manufactured with Canadian grains and spring water from Ontario’s Georgian Bay using a maplewood mellowing process. The whiskey is triple-distilled for smoothness and matured in white oak barrels. […]

• Constellation Brands maintaining Ontario wine operations

The world’s largest winery is dumping most of its non-US holdings but will remain invested in Canada, where sales of locally produced brands continue to gain favour with consumers. U.S.-based Constellation Brands Inc. said Thursday it’s selling 80 per cent of its Australian and U.K. business, which includes such wineries as Hardys and Barossa Valley […]

• Study advocates free booze for the homeless

Study advocates free booze for the homeless

A University of Victoria study recommends hiking alcohol prices in the province, while giving homeless people controlled access to free booze. That way, the study’s authors argue, young people will be less likely binge drink, and homeless people will be less likely to turn to cheaper non-beverage alternatives, like hairspray and hand sanitizer. Alcohol in […]

• Ontario, Canada Does Recycling Right With One Billion Bottles Recycled

Ontario, Canada Does Recycling Right With One Billion Bottles Recycled

Stacked end to end they would reach three quarters of the way to the moon. Today, the One Billionth liquor container was returned to The Beer Store under the Bag it Back program, the Ontario government’s highly successful deposit return program for wine, spirit and beer containers sold through LCBO and Ontario winery retail stores. […]

• New VineAlert provides growers with info about level of grapevine hardiness

New VineAlert provides growers with info about level of grapevine hardiness

Ontario program will help grapegrowers protect vineyards. St. Catharines, Ontario — If you are a grapegrower, do you know how acclimated your vines are to the cold? Soon, grapegrowers in Ontario will have a new tool to help them understand the cold hardiness of their vines and determine when to use their wind machines to […]