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Transcript of Wine
History of Wine in B.C.
Wine has been a huge social culture all over the world. Wine in B.C is no exception for the history of wine. The wine in B.C. started in the Okanagan in 1859 Pandosy, a frenchman who planted the first vine plants in the region for making sacramental wine (celebratory wine).
Laws in 1920s restrict development of the wine industry in B.C
1962 to be labeled B.C wine must have at least 50 % percent B.C grown grapes
1965 labeled B.C must have at least 65% percent grapes
1969 labeled B.C must have at least 80% percent grapes
Until 1989 free trade pact was passed that B.C wine was not require to have a certain percentage of grape juice.
How Much Economic Activity Does The Wine Industry Create
Economic activity in BC at is approximately 1 billion dollars in total a year, 74 million dollars in provincial taxes and 61 million dollars in fedural tax revenues. 2.4 million generated from exports, and 187 million dollars are generated by tourism for the wine
How many people are employed in the wine industry
Who are the primary Consumers of the wine Industry
There are about 255 wine companies in British
Columbia. 152 are members of the BCWI (British Columbia Wine Institute).The BCWI represents 95 percent of total grape wine sales and represents 94 percent of total wine VQA. there are about 7,987 people that are employed in the wine industry
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The primary consumers on the wine industry in B.C are Wine collectors, wine tasters, and wine tourism. B.C is the second largest exporter in Canada with the first being Ontario with Ice wines.
"Shaped By Legislation: A History of Wine in B.C." Vancouver & BC Business News, Articles & Commentary. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 June 2016.