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A new milestone for Fort Berens winery

A new milestone for Fort Berens winery
October 30, 2013 Comments Off

Rolf de Bruin (l), Heleen Pannekoek & fellow owners of Fort Berens Winery Fort Berens Estate Winery is the first winery in Lillooet, BC. It is located on a sage-brush covered bench at the base of the Fraser Canyon’s snow-capped mountains. ... Read More »

Inniskillin winemaker Sandor Mayer celebrates 20th Okanagan harvest

Inniskillin winemaker Sandor Mayer celebrates 20th Okanagan harvest
October 29, 2013 Comments Off

Winemaker Sandor Mayer Of all the people you meet in BC wine country, few have the true salt of the earth quality of winemaker Sandor Mayer. When we first began our Okanagan wine travels a decade ago with our then ... Read More »

OK Crush Pad turns 2! More Okanagan wines to be raised in concrete

OK Crush Pad turns 2! More Okanagan wines to be raised in concrete
October 22, 2013 Comments Off

Concrete tanks at OK Crush Pad. Photo by Lionel Trudel. One of our favourite stops now on our Okanagan wine travels is to see the progress at Okanagan Crush Pad (@OKCrushPad). In June 2012 we got our first up close ... Read More »

Congrats to Marquis Wine Cellars – expanding by 3000 square feet!

Congrats to Marquis Wine Cellars – expanding by 3000 square feet!
October 16, 2013 Comments Off

John Clerides – photo by Marc Smith Vancouver wine lovers have depended upon the fantastic selection and top notch service of Marquis Wine Cellars on Davie Street for 27 years. Today the store announced that its long-awaited expansion is complete. Owner ... Read More »

Five ways to reform B.C.’s antiquated liquor laws

Five ways to reform B.C.’s antiquated liquor laws
October 9, 2013 Comments Off

The following op-ed was co-authored by Mark Hicken and John Skinner, directors of the Modernize Wine Association. It was originally published in Vancouver Sun. The B.C. government is conducting a liquor policy review that extends to all parts of the ... Read More »

Celebrating #BCVQA in Colour

Celebrating #BCVQA in Colour
September 6, 2013 Comments Off

The folks at the BC Wine Institute – and their marketing team at WineBC.com – outdo themselves each year, by bringing some of the best of the BC wine industry to a single venue. The fall event – which comes at ... Read More »

BC wine sales improve, so does consumer sophistication

BC wine sales improve, so does consumer sophistication
September 3, 2013 Comments Off

We love it when BC’s biggest media outlets give local wineries some much-deserved attention. Recently GlobalTV BC reporter Elaine Yong took a look at the BC VQA controversy in this report. The Vintner’s Quality Assurance wine standard elevated Canadian wine ... Read More »