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

Lisa Olson Fall 2015

Kim Elsasser

More on Giving Thanks

Leaves changing colour signifies times of harvest, giving thanks and reminds us of the summer season ending and a new season approaching. more »

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Publisher's View

Sustainability Gains Momentum in the Wine Industry

Sustainability, in the wine business, as with most other industries, is a timely and exciting wave that is changing the business world, turning challenges into opportunities. more »

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Environment

Trapped Snake

Jared Maida

Be Aware of Unlikely Animal Traps

As owner of a small rural property I’m amazed at the wildlife I see at my place so close to Penticton. I found bear and coyote scat near the fence line this morning, a gopher snake in the chicken coop, and a wild cottontail rabbit munching on the gra more »

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Environment

5th Annual Innovation Issue

Innovation can take the form of improving or enhancing something that already exists; like providing soft mats for staff to stand on, better signage to direct customers to your site, unique new tastes and flavours, and interesting eye-catching labels more »

Jul 7, 2015 2:38 PM Publisher's View

Improve your Bottom Line in the Tasting Room

Your tasting room staff is the face of your winery. Customer satisfaction is primarily determined by the tasting room experience. more »

Jul 7, 2015 1:43 PM Marketing

Electric Okanagan: The Future Looks Bright

Where is the tourism industry headed in the Thompson Okanagan? Imagine seeing electric cars and vans dominating the roads as they transport people and goods to wineries, resorts and attractions up and down the valley. more »

Jul 7, 2015 1:22 PM Marketing

BC Pinot Noir Celebration

The BC Wine Institute in collaboration with the BC Pinot Noir Celebration and Visa Infinite welcome internationally renowned wine judge and writer Steven Spurrier for his inaugural visit to the Okanagan this summer! more »

Jul 7, 2015 1:14 PM Wine Opinions

Lessons Learned During 29 Years In The Wine Business

A summary of this year's keynote by Stuart Scott - author of Riding the Tiger, How to Create a Successful Winery During Tough Times and former owner of Camas Prairie Winery, 2007 Idaho Winery of the Year. more »

Jul 7, 2015 12:14 PM Financial