We have been lucky enough to attend the 8th annual Wine Bloggers Conference, a gathering of bloggers (naturally), industry professionals and wine lovers. This year, the event was held in Corning, New York with a focus on the great wines, producers and the people of the Finger Lakes AVA. A diverse, progressive and passionate industry, […]
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 released this week titled Uncorking a Strange Brew: The Need for More Competition in Ontario’s Alcoholic […]
After a couple of weeks without winery touring due to moving house (J & I have now “shacked up” in a lovely lakefront home) I took advantage of the fact that my little brother was in the Okanagan for a long-overdue visit and invited him to come touring with me for a day. Since he’s […]
If you are into food and wine, the Similkameen BBQ King is an event not to be missed! This is an annual event put on by the Similkameen Winery Association that helps showcase both the organic produce grown in the Similkameen as well as the wonderful wines produced there, in partial support of the historic […]
It's our own Magical Mystery Wine Tour Last month organizers from Coletta and Associates, BC-based publicists and now founders of Okanagan Crush Pad, put together an eclectic group of oenophiles, including restauranteurs, sommeliers, wine writers and a TV show host onto a bus ride to BC wine country.
The graphs in our feature image show striking growth, but how long can it be sustained? Many say that BC wine is hemmed in by the lack of arable land. It is also held back by poor accessibility to markets outside the province due to liquor taxation and red tape. Undoubtedly there will be more growth—but […]
Style, humour, sex appeal, regional pride. Paso Man. What a great ad campaign for California Zinfandel. – post by Mike