The NDP Government has announced April with be B.C. Wine Month as a response to Alberta’s embargo on all wine coming from our province.

Get ready to pass the pinot in April and show your support for wineries from Salt Spring to the Okanagan and everywhere else in between. This announcement comes just after a week after Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced the halt on the sale of all BC Wines in the province. This announcement was meant to hit B.C. right in the wallet and force them to reverse the decision to slow the progress of the Trans Mountain Pipeline as the government sought out more research on the possibility of oil spills and their potential impact on the environment.

 

The Provincial Government has chosen to support B.C. wineries instead of retaliating against Alberta with its own ban on trade with our neighbour to the east.

So what will Wine Month include?

  • Making more room on the shelves for small-lot wineries
  • Launching a campaign called ‘Buy B.C., Eat Drink Local’ in May, where all craft alcohol producers will be partnering with the agriculture industry
  • More in-store B.C. wine tastings
  • More funding to market B.C. VQA wines to new international markets

Get ready to knock back some Reisling and support your favourite local winery.

 

 

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