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Old Man Winter Brings Back Icewine Harvest

After last vintage’s second-earliest start on record on November 12, 2014, the majority of British Columbia’s 2015 Icewine harvest happened on December 31 and into the early morning of New Year’s Day in the Okanagan. more »

Feb 12, 2016 12:00 AM Wine Opinions

The Wheels Of Innovation Keep Turning

The wheels keep turning as we progress into a bright new future for the tree fruit industry. Before exploring where we are going I would like to take a moment for reflection on where we have recently come from. more »

Feb 12, 2016 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

Trade Show Season

It’s another start to the season and there are so many tradeshows across the country to help with networking, inspiration and education. I wonder how much the consumer knows about what it really takes to bring products to market. more »

Feb 12, 2016 12:00 AM Publisher's View

2015: Farmers Faced Heat, Flame and Storms

This year started two weeks early and ended three weeks early - it was a scramble from the start! Growers contended with windstorms, smoke from forest fires, and excessive heat. more »

Dec 2, 2015 2:57 PM Fruit Opinions

A Stellar Wine Touring Year For BC Wineries!

Wine tourism in BC is on the rise, reporting a record high in visitors and sales this year, and gaining accolades as a world-class wine destination from publications and wine critics around the world. more »

Dec 2, 2015 12:00 AM Wine Opinions

A Time of Change: New Laws and Policies

Harvest is a time of change in the agriculture and winery business. Crops are brought in from the field and sold or transformed into a finished product. more »

Dec 2, 2015 12:00 AM Financial

Giving and Getting More Love in Your Workplace

Dr. Love (aka Dr. Paul Zak) is a neuro-economist at Claremont Graduate University. He’s also a self-professed nerd who loves to be in his lab ‘avoiding humans’. Yet he’s also one of the world’s foremost experts on the love molecule, oxytocin. more »

Dec 2, 2015 12:00 AM Marketing

Thinking Sustainability Beyond Organic Wine

The popularity of organic food and beverage products has skyrocketed in recent years. Consumer appetites for organic foods have become insatiable, catapulting them into one of the fastest growing agriculture sectors. more »

Dec 2, 2015 12:00 AM Environment

The Earliest Harvest for BC Wineries on Record

The outstanding summer weather has led to a record breaking start to the grape harvest in British Columbia. more »

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Wine Opinions

Where do Candidates Stand on Farming?

With the Federal Election set for October I thought it would be a good time to outline some of the main issues facing farmers. more »

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions