February 09, 2018
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced an immediate boycott on all imports of wines from British Columbia Tuesday, in what is becoming a growing inter-provincial spat over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.
ABLE BC strongly supports our domestic wine partners and think it is unfair and inappropriate to punish them for a trade issue that does not involve them. Governments should be able to work this out without attacking small businesses.
A group of BC wineries are asking loyal private retailers and restauranteurs to show support for BC wine by featuring it in store and on wine lists for the month of March.
To kick off this initiative an event is being held at Edible Canada on February 22. Farm Friends: Celebrating BC Wine + Alberta Food @ Edible Canada is a public grazing event to unite the community in a show of support for BC wineries.
Purchase tickets for the event here.
Participating wineries include: 50th Parallel Estate Winery, Culmina Family Estate Winery, Haywire, Liquidity, Painted Rock Estate Winery, Poplar Grove Winery and Summerhill Pyramid Winery as well as Mireille Sauvé with the Dames Wine project. Winery principals will be on hand to showcase their wines and talk to guests and celebrate the gains that the industry has made over the past two decades.
Wines will be showcased along with Alberta foods such as beef and bison made by Edible Canada and guest chefs. All proceeds will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.
Thank you for your support!