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2014 a Record Year for Tourism at BC Wineries

The summer’s preliminary numbers are in and it's looking like a record year for tourism in BC wine country. more »

Oct 1, 2014 1:31 PM Wine Opinions

Education + Technology = A Winning Strategy

There is much in the news today about how technology is driving a wedge between people. Children and adults spend too much time with heads bent downward looking at small screens rather than talking to the person beside them. more »

Jul 10, 2014 2:24 PM Wine Opinions

Ontario Needs to Learn from BC VQA Program

The province’s big picture support for the sale of BC wine – and the BC industry’s successes – has been highlighted following recent announcements in Ontario. more »

Jun 10, 2014 3:48 PM Wine Opinions

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 12:01 PM Wine Opinions

Top Ten Reasons to Free My Grapes

There has been much discussion in the last couple of years about the ‘Free My Grapes’ campaign in Canada (see www.freemygrapes.ca). Most people believe that when private member’s Bill C-311 passed unanimously the issue was solved. more »

Sep 26, 2013 2:17 PM Wine Opinions

B.C. Wine and Grape Sector

The role of research for the BC Wine Grape Council (BCWGC) and it’s predecessor, the R&D committee of the BC Wine Institute, have been developing and funding research projects for the past one-and-a-half decades. more »

Jul 29, 2013 4:29 PM Wine Opinions

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 3:39 PM Wine Opinions

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 2:33 PM Wine Opinions

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 4:27 PM Wine Opinions

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 4:23 PM Wine Opinions

Wanderings

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Sandra Oldfield, winemaker and owner of Tinhorn Creek Winery in Oliver. Follow her blog at www.sandraoldfield. com or on Twitter at #CabFrancTuesday.

The Word on Wine

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Miles Prodan, President & CEO The BC Wine Institute represents 119 winery members and 17 grape growing partners that represent 95% of the province’s total wine production and produce 88% of wine production made from 100% B.C. grapes. www.winebc.com

BC Wine Grape Council

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News from Hans Buchler Chair of the BC Wine Grape Council.

BCWI

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