If you want to know how ridiculous B.C. booze laws can get, consider this insane rule from the not-to-distant past: There used to be a regulation that said a golf course couldn’t have a liquor licence unless it met a particularly strict condition: It had to have at least three professionally verified par-four holes.
Are the premature oxidation woes that beset white Burgundies from the mid-1990s now threatening red wines? A study now casts doubt on the longevity of super-ripe, oaky, low-acid reds. Jane Anson reports
Italian winemakers are planning to defy a new European law demanding they exclude their wine’s particular geographic origins from the label, arguing that the move will heavily impact businesses already struggling to survive.
Big box retailers and convenience stores will not be allowed to sell alcohol The B.C. government has announced new details for the sale of all types of liquor in grocery stores, starting in spring 2015. Grocery stores of a minimum 10,000 square feet (for reference, the Urban Fare stores in downtown Vancouver are around 20,000 square feet) that generate 75 per cent of their sales from food products will be allowed to sell beer, wine and liquor.