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Protecting Your Business From Employee Poachers

Protecting Your Business From Employee Poachers

By Brian D. Kaider, Esq. You’ve been in business for several years and have a dozen hard-working, dedicated employees working for your company, or so you think. Out of the blue, a new competitor enters the market and the next thing you know, all 12 of your employees have jumped ...
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Wines of the New World: Peru

By Neal Johnston The earliest recorded historical evidence of setllements in the countries of the new world, also known as the Americas were attempts at colonisation made by the Europeans in as far back as the tenth century. During long voyages of exploration, Scandanavian ‘Norse’ saiors built the very first ...
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Ontario’s First Wine in a Can

By Phillip Woolgar Of all the things we find on the label of a bottle of wine, perhaps most important is the appellation. Getting down to the heart of the matter, the appellation is simply the wine’s address. It’s where the grapes were grown. This simple fact of where grapes ...
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Tidal Bay of NS is a Matter of Quality Over Quantity

By Phillip Woolgar More than 55,000 wine professionals from all over the world attended the ProWein International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits in Dusseldorf, Germany last March. This year for the first time, these enthusiasts were able to taste the wines from one of the newer wine making regions ...
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Wines of the New World: MEXICO

By Neal Johnston Mexico appears on the horizon as one of the most important and relevant wine producing regions of the Americas, or countries of the New World. A fascinating example, Mexico has a rich and wonderful history. The ‘Rio Grande’ separates the USA and Mexico all the way to ...
Picking up Wine with Your Groceries

Picking up Wine with Your Groceries

By April Ingram Real Canadian Superstore South Surrey announces B.C. wine sales beginning today. (CNW Group/Loblaw Companies Limited) A ‘Foreign’ Concept Hitting British Columbia Supermarkets With changes to recent laws in some provinces, Canadians can now find local wines on their grocery store shelves. This is a relatively new concept ...
Do I Detect a Hint of Ash?

Do I Detect a Hint of Ash?

By April Ingram Knowing if You Have Smoke Taint Sooner In many prominent grape growing regions around the globe, a new season, fire season, seems to be arriving on an increasingly regular basis. Drought conditions, high temperature, and wicked winds are turning small grassfires or a discarded cigarette into raging, ...
Viticulture & Enology Education? Consider Looking Northward

Viticulture & Enology Education? Consider Looking Northward

By April Ingram Viticulture is dynamic, scientific and, with innovation advancing and our environment continually evolving, it can be a challenge to keep on top of it all. Even the most seasoned winemakers and grape growers could benefit from updating or fine-tuning their knowledge. Ensuring the entire vineyard team possesses ...
A Step Inside the Wine Library

A Step Inside the Wine Library

By April Ingram The Wine Library and Vinotheque at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus in Vancouver, Canada are probably unlike any library you’ve ever ventured. There isn’t a stern librarian asking you to “shhh” while glaring over her glasses at you – although, there are few glasses on ...
South African Wine Industry Overcoming and Adapting to Day Zero Declaration

South African Wine Industry Overcoming and Adapting to Day Zero Declaration

By April Ingram The Western Cape of South Africa and its historic vineyards, nestled in the mountains to the east of Cape Town, are a major draw for tourists, with tens of thousands of overseas visitors enjoying tours and tastings every year. The worst drought in living memory hit vineyards ...