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Quebec’s 30-year-old wine industry is finally growing - Macleans.ca

Quebec’s 30-year-old wine industry is finally growing - Macleans.ca | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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Imitations Cost Italian Wine $1bn Annually | Wine News & Features

Imitations Cost Italian Wine $1bn Annually | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Imitations Cost Italian Wine $1bn Annually. Italian government sign deal with eBay in an effort to stop abuse of Italian wine names.
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Apporter son vin chez St-Hubert? | Émilie Bilodeau | Québec

Apporter son vin chez St-Hubert? | Émilie Bilodeau | Québec | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert souhaitent permettre à leurs clients d'apporter leur propre vin dans leurs restaurants, tout en conservant leur carte d'alcool et de...
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B.C. outlines balanced plan for grocery store liquor sales

VICTORIA – The B.C. government has outlined a unique, two-part model for liquor sales in grocery stores that will ensure convenience and choice for consumers, promote B.C. products and create jobs.

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La SAQ veut créer son logo «bio» | Karyne Duplessis Piché | Actualités

La SAQ veut créer son logo «bio» | Karyne Duplessis Piché | Actualités | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
La Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) souhaite regrouper tous les vins issus de l'agriculture biologique sous un même logo d'ici 2015. Seul hic, tous les vignerons...
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Le vignoble devra posséder une certification sociale comme « fair trade » et embouteiller leurs vins dans des bouteilles de verre allégé. 

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Wine trade within Canada still being blocked - British Columbia - CBC News

Wine trade within Canada still being blocked - British Columbia - CBC News | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Small Canadian wine producers say provincial barriers are still making it difficult for consumers to order from outside their home province, one year after the federal government eased its own restrictions.

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Les Québécois ont le béguin pour le vin...

Les Québécois ont le béguin pour le vin... | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
La consommation annuelle de vin par habitant de 15 ans et plus est passée de 16,9 litres à 22,6 litres en 10 ans au Québec, l'équivalent de sept bouteilles et demie...
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Turning Wine Into Water and Creating Fear Out of Nothing...The Case of Arsenic in Wine Based on Faulty Science...

Kevin Hicks has pulled off a kind of miracle—he has turned wine into water. More precisely, he has fueled a class-action lawsuit arguing that wine should be judged by safety standards for water.

Hicks is co-founder of a Denver laboratory that analyzes the chemical compositions of wines. For a fee, retailers, distributors and others in the wine business can access BeverageGrades’ nutritional information on the wines—calories, sugars, carbohydrates and more—as well as any compounds like sulfites or even arsenic. The company gives grades on how “healthy” a wine is, though it fails to define healthy.

 

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Les amateurs de vin n'ont jamais été aussi nombreux au Canada

Les amateurs de vin n'ont jamais été aussi nombreux au Canada | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Les Canadiens consomment de plus en plus de vin et surtout de meilleure qualité que jamais. En grande majorité, il s'agit de vin importé, mais les vignerons canadiens n'ont pas trop à se plaindre parce qu'en quelque sorte, ils sont victimes de leur propre succès.

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Canadian Wine Industry Applauds Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Canadian Wine Industry Applauds Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

Wine Industry News for Mar 12, 2014" -Korea will remove duties on 98.2 percent of its tariff lines covering virtually all of Canada’s imports, including a 15 percent tariff on Canadian wine. Upon ratification, all import tariffs on ice wine, which represents 96 percent of the total value of wine exports, will be eliminated immediately. All import tariffs on other wines will be eliminated over a 3-year period.

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Bitter Cold This Winter Brings Ideal Ice Wine Season

Bitter Cold This Winter Brings Ideal Ice Wine Season | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Ice wines are a persnickety type of wine, often sweet and made from frozen grapes.
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Interprovincial trade in wine should be free

Interprovincial trade in wine should be free | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
is a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute. He has a Ph.D in political science.

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Landmark Canadian Icewine legislation comes into force | decanter.com

Landmark Canadian Icewine legislation comes into force | decanter.com | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
New Icewine protocols released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency aim to stamp out fraud prevalent in Canada’s most recognised wine brand.
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