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Climate Change Is Coming for Your Favorite Wine

Last week Donald Trump announced he would be pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, the first-ever multi-national effort to curb the effects of climate change that was first adopted in 2015. The agreement’s chief goal is to urge countries to pursue ways — from limiting emissions to …

The World's Most Wanted Champagnes

Our search for the world's most popular wines takes us to northern France.

Wine

B.C. foods to require certification for organic claims

Agrifood producers in British Columbia who promote their wares using the word “organic” will soon have to show certification to back up the claim.<p>The …

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Okanagan wine industry celebrating new regulations

Wine makers in the Okanagan and the rest of B.C. will soon be able to put more information on their bottle labels. Regulatory changes support the …

7 Reasons Whiskey Drinkers Are The Happiest People To Be Around

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1Ro4RFd<p><b>1.</b> Whiskey is a laid back drink. It’s not a beverage for high-maintenance people, it’s …

PUNCH | France's Most Underrated White Wine Steps Out

French cities, especially secondary French cities, often do best when they’re looking backwards. In the case of Nantes, long a sleepy spot in the …

Wine & Spirits

What's that Demerara in my cocktail?

Balance is the key to a delicious cocktail. When a drink is too boozy, it's tough to swallow. When it's too sweet, it can be equally hard to swallow, in a cloying way. Refined white sugar, even in the form of simple syrup is often the culprit. Demerara sugar, or a simple syrup made from it, can …

The Parmesan Cheese You Sprinkle on Your Penne Could Be Wood

The cheese police are on the case.<p>Acting on a tip, agents of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration paid a surprise visit to a cheese factory in rural …

Italian Food

Sazerac launches American Bourbon Association website

There’s a natural propensity toward suspicion when a for-profit company creates an all-encompassing association that is supposed to represent its …

Craft beer trend gives new life to hops grown in B.C.

Breweries in B.C. generally use imported hops to make craft beer these days, but one agricultural expert is hopping to turn back the clock and …

6 Tips For Buying Better Shrimp

<i>Christine Haughney covers corruption and criminal behavior as part of the Zero Point Zero Production series Food Crimes. Here, she reports on recent</i> …

Who Owns Your Favorite Liquor Brands?

Recently, there's been ample discussion of the massive mergers and acquisitions taking place in the beer industry, especially in relation to AB InBev and SABMiller. Of course, these types of megadeals are no stranger to the spirits industry, either. So who makes what, and who owns whom?<p>Here's a …

This California Vineyard Is Using Drones to Make Better Wine

One day last fall, a drone lazily circled above Hahn Estate Winery, home to 1,100 acres of grapes in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands.<p>The drone, a …

PUNCH | Why Sommeliers Are Heading for Retail

The worst person that a sommelier can run into while working a shift on a busy Saturday night has to be the guy who has no idea what he wants to …

Port Cocktails Are Back

The coffee cocktail was one of the first drinks I ever learned. That was about 20 years ago, though the libation itself dates back to 1887 when it was first printed in Jerry Thomas’ third edition of <i>How to Mix Drinks</i>. The beverage's name itself is a misnomer, as it doesn’t actually contain any …

B.C. wineries look for clarity in wine labelling

BURNABY – When it comes to wine labels, John Skinner is all about seeking the truth. The owner of Penticton-based Painted Rock Estate Winery has been …

How a Former Poker Player Became an Expert Oyster Farmer

Once a successful poker player, Sybe Smit retired from the card table to go into business with his father, cultivating inland oysters.<p>Oysters are usually farmed in the ocean, but in the Dutch province of Zeeland, an oyster farm has decided to try its luck away from open water. For the past few …

Reduced biodiversity is making some of the most delicious foods in the world disappear.

<i>Excerpted from</i> Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love<i>, out now from HarperOne.</i><p>Embedded in every conversation about feeding people, …

Here’s What 2016 Will Hold for Whiskey

What should the avid whiskey drinker watch for this year? After speaking with leading voices across the industry, while personally remaining steadfast with all things whiskey over the past year, here's what to know.<p>Irish and Canadian Whisky Primed for Huge Year<p>Rye whiskey enjoyed its share of the …

Farewell to Champagne flutes in 2016?

Should 2016 mark the death of the Champagne flute? Sommeliers and wine experts are forsaking the flute in favour of glasses that better show off …

Wine

Is Western Canada's Okanagan Valley The Wine Region Of The Future?

While the effects of climate change appear to be wreaking havoc on traditional wine-producing regions around the world, they might actually be …

Western Canada

As If Slavery Weren’t Enough, 6 Other Reasons to Avoid Shrimp

Ah, shrimp. Americans can't get enough of it: Per capita consumption has doubled since the early '80s, and we now eat on average about four pounds …

The day of the champagne environmentalist has arrived | Andrew Simms

Flooding,Climate change,Wine,Environment,Life and style,Natural disasters and extreme weather,World news<p>Wine could be the ultimately safe subject to communicate climate change where even great deluges of rain fail<p>Protesters standing in floodwaters hold a sign that reads: “Can we talk about climate …

Why 2016 Could Be a Difficult Year for Sommeliers

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)<p>No tipping<p>A lot that is positive and encouraging has been said about the emerging no-tipping trend, but it is hard to see how it will do anything for sommeliers in New York except reduce their numbers. This is because sommelier jobs on the floor …