The Word on Wine

2013 Vintage a Return to Greatness in BC

After several arduous years fraught with challenging vintages, hard winters and overall reduced crops, it is a pleasure to see that harvest levels are returning to normal. more »

Apr 9, 2014 by in The Word on Wine

Stunning Sips to come from 2012 Vintage

After a few years of harrowing vintages, the 2012 vintage was a return to a more normal growing season. Growers across British Columbia welcomed warmer temperatures and good growing conditions, ideal for BC VQA wines. more »

Apr 8, 2013 by in The Word on Wine

Hard Pressed on January 12

On a dark night in the heart of winter, cold pickers were out harvesting marble-like frozen grapes to make a luscious, sweet wine – it was the Icewine harvest. more »

Feb 6, 2013 in The Word on Wine

Cornucopia hosts ‘Best of the Vinos’

December 2012: The successful Vinos Wine Film Festival was featured at Whistler’s 16th annual celebration of food and wine, Cornucopia, held November 7 to 11, 2012. more »

Dec 12, 2012 by in The Word on Wine

Wine Festivals Showcase B.C. Wines

Fall 2012: With summer over, the B.C. wine industry is preparing a great vintage. To celebrate the excellent 2012 growing year, wineries throughout the province have been preparing for wine festivals to celebrate the fall red wine release. more »

Dec 12, 2012 by in The Word on Wine

Grape Harvest Up 28% in 2011

Summer 2012: With several 2011 wines now on shelves, we know that the quality is excellent, but how much of it is there to go around? more »

Jul 1, 2012 by in The Word on Wine

Wonky Weather Conjures up Greatness

If you experienced the 2011 vintage, you may have a few more gray hairs than you did at the beginning of the growing season. 2011 was one of the coolest vintages on record, reminiscent of the harrowing 1999 vintage. more »

May 1, 2012 by in The Word on Wine

Cold Snap Secures Ice Wine Harvest

Nearly two months after the second-earliest start on record for the Icewine harvest, Mother Nature has once again provided us with the sub-zero temperatures required to produce the “liquid gold.” more »

Mar 1, 2012 by in The Word on Wine

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The BC Wine Institute represents 119 winery members and 17 grape growing partners. The partners represent 95% of the province’s total wine production and produce 88% of wine production made from 100% B.C. grapes.

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