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2009-09-21 09:49:00

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This harvest season, viticulture students from VESTA, an alliance of Midwest colleges and winemaking businesses, are learning the process of turning grapes into wine via online courses. The program uses Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), to deliver instruction to students from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. VESTA, the Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance, (www.vesta-usa.org) is funded by the National Science...

2009-09-14 08:37:00

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Overall wine consumption in the U.S. rose 0.9 percent in 2008 to 294.7 million 9-liter cases, according to the Beverage Information Group's recently released 2009 Wine Handbook. Although the growth rate has slowed slightly, this marks the fifteenth consecutive year of case gains. Due to the current recessionary environment, consumers have become more frugal with their purchases, trading down toward value-priced wines in both the on-and off-premise....

2009-04-20 10:21:33

Sales of alcoholic beverages in Canada increased 2.2 percent to 58.8 million gallons in the year ending March 31, 2008, Statistics Canada reported Monday. Beer stores and agencies sold $8.6 billion worth of beer in 2007-2008, up 2.4 percent from the previous year, but the agency noted beer's market dominance is shrinking. In 1993, beer accounted for 53 percent of dollar sales, spirits 29 percent and wine 18 percent. By 2008, beer's share had declined to 46 percent, spirits slipped to 25...

2008-10-02 12:03:53

Tree Canada presented awards to Shell and TELUS, two of its biggest sponsors, in recognition of their innovative tree planting and initiatives to protect and preserve the environment at the 8th Canadian Urban Forest Conference (CUFC8). The Eterne Award, Tree Canada's award for companies who exemplify the best in environmental stewardship, was handed to Lifford Wine Agency. "We are proud to honour these companies for their hard work in making Canada a greener place to live," said Michael...

2008-09-21 03:00:22

By Anonymous Wine and spirits sales are being driven by seemingly opposite demographics, baby boomers and consumers who have recently reached legal drinking age. They likewise are popular due to two seemingly divergent trends, health consciousness and the search for status. "Consumers continue to be interested in trading up in nearly every [spirits] category," Brian Morgan, senior research analyst for Euromonitor International, Chicago, told Beverage Industry earlier this year. "It's a...

2008-07-02 09:00:43

GRIMSBY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - Andrew Peller Limited (TSX:ADW.A)(TSX:ADW.B) - This news release contains forward-looking information that is based upon assumptions and is subject to risks and uncertainties as indicated in the cautionary note contained elsewhere in this news release. Andrew Peller Limited (the "Company") (TSX:ADW.A) and (TSX:ADW.B) announced today that it had acquired 100% of the common shares of World Vintners Inc. ("WVI"), a producer and seller of high...

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2006-07-10 16:15:00

WASHINGTON -- Climate warming could spell disaster for much of the multibillion-dollar U.S. wine industry. Areas suitable for growing premium wine grapes could be reduced by 50 percent - and possibly as much as 81 percent - by the end of this century, according to a study Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper indicates increasing weather problems for grapes in such areas as California's Napa and Sonoma valleys. The main problem: An increase in the frequency of...

2005-10-07 08:40:00

By Jonathan Spicer TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario, home to a small but booming wine industry, is heading for a top quality grape harvest this year, but crop volumes will be so small that the province has bent its rules on using foreign grapes in cheaper blended wines, industry officials said. The developments, results of a bitterly cold winter, are both good and bad for the sector. Ontario exports mostly high-priced, high-quality ice wines -- a sweet desert wine made from grapes harvested during...


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