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Tag Archives: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

• The World’s Next Big Wine Regions

The World’s Next Big Wine Regions

Eight hot spots producing your next great bottle. I’ve always been a wine-discovery junkie, constantly on the hunt for new grapes, new vintages, new winemakers, and especially new places where vines may never have been planted before. Thanks to ambitious vintners, rising demand from drinkers, a taste shift to lighter wine styles, and yes, even climate […]

• Drive to loosen Canada’s insane wine shipping barriers

Drive to loosen Canada’s insane wine shipping barriers

Allan Schmidt remembers it as the height of absurdity. About a year ago, he had two groups in at his Vineland Estates Winery shop. They liked what they’d tasted. They wanted to know how to get more of it. The first shock was the bottles were only available at the winery and not the LCBO. […]

• 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 […]

• Wine.com boasts 25% growth in annual web sales

Wine.com boasts 25% growth in annual web sales

The online wine retailer reported $56 million in revenue. Wine merchant Wine.com Inc. found the right blend for its e-commerce business in fiscal 2011. The web-only retailer reported that it reached $56 million in sales for the year ended March 31, a 25% increase from the prior year. Wine.com, No. 239 in the Internet Retailer […]

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• What does a $115 bottle of beer taste like?

What does a $115 bottle of beer taste like?

So just what does a $115 beer taste like? Think cognac crossed with sherry, Grand Marnier and a side order of maple syrup. As a beer, it’s flat as a pancake. The Star put together a tasting panel after scoring one of 70 bottles of Samuel Adams Utopias brought into the LCBO. More than 1,600 […]

• More predictions about what you'll be drinking in '11

More predictions about what you'll be drinking in '11

Drink consultants and liquor-board buyers have been gazing into the future for months now. They expect big changes on tap for 2011: It’ll be a year of bold flavours, big value and discovery. “Consumers are beginning to forage” for things they haven’t yet tried, says Tom Pirko, president of Bevmark, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based firm […]

• 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. […]