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Will improved #internaltrade help #BCwine? YES!

Will improved #internaltrade help #BCwine? YES!
August 21, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

Discovering Ancient Hill Winery

Discovering Ancient Hill Winery
October 28, 2013 1 Comment »

A business trip took me recently to the city of Kelowna, BC, and with a couple hours to spare before my evening flight I wondered how to pass the time before takeoff. The Okanagan always tempts me to seek out ... 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 »

BC Zinfandel and Lamb Shanks

BC Zinfandel and Lamb Shanks
September 6, 2013 Comments Off

This may come as news to some Americans, but California is not the only place that produces Zinfandel. It’s true. Australia makes zin, as does Argentina and South Africa. And guess what? British Columbia has five Zinfandel producers in the ... 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 »