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Haywire’s bright, tasty Canyonview Vineyard Chardonnay

Haywire’s bright, tasty Canyonview Vineyard Chardonnay
October 14, 2014 No Comments »

We’re fans of Okanagan Crush Pad here at Chez BCWineLover, and not only because of the wines. The 3-year old winery based in Summerland, BC is already a business success story and they’ve barely just begun. Proprietors Christine Coletta and ... Read More »

Premiers Intervene So Canadians Can Drink Premium #BCWine

Premiers Intervene So Canadians Can Drink Premium #BCWine
October 7, 2014 Comments Off

The following report was originally published at Vancouver Sun and Huffington Post Canada. The annual meeting of Canada’s premiers at the Council of the Federation conference in Charlottetown recently was dominated by the topic of interprovincial trade. It is argued that ... Read More »

Will improved #internaltrade help #BCwine? YES!

Will improved #internaltrade help #BCwine? YES!
August 21, 2014 Comments Off

Canada’s federal government are campaigning for more open trade between provinces Liquor monopolies and inter-provincial trade barriers that allow them are making headlines this week, and it’s  no surprise that wine producers are taking notice. The C.D. Howe Institute report ... Read More »

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 »