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For Pre Spring O&V features our 2018 Tractor Issue. The latest on orchard & vineyard tractors, specs, the future of robotic tractors and our reader survey. Advice on getting into the cannabis market, new stone fruit varieties and more more

Feb 15, 2018 10:32 AM Magazine

New Trends in Sparkling Wine

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Next time you pop a tasty bubbly made in BC, think back to an earlier era when Baby Duck stormed onto the scene. more

Feb 15, 2018 10:15 AM Articles

Welcome to the Annual O&V Tractor Guide and Survey. The O&V Annual Tractor Guide and Survey looked at how robotics play a role in tractor technology and we asked readers their opinions in our Tractor Survey. more

Feb 14, 2018 3:55 PM Articles

For Bill Broddy, it all started while riding his bike shortly after moving to the Okanagan Valley in 2015. Broddy was out for a bike ride on the back roads of his new hometown, musing about his hobby of creating sourdough bread, more

Feb 14, 2018 2:36 PM Articles

Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. (AWC) has acquired Laughing Stock Vineyards (LFNG), a family-owned, premium boutique winery, founded in 2003 by David and Cynthia Enns. LFNG is located on the Naramata Bench and their flagship wine, Portfolio, is considered more

Feb 12, 2018 12:00 AM News

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If you’ve ever seen a robotic vacuum scoot around the room cleaning your floor you know how enjoyable it is to see your floors cleaned without lifting a finger. If you don’t own one, there are plenty of funny cat videos online riding these robotic ho more

Feb 12, 2018 12:00 AM Publishers View

Pouring wine in the Blue Grouse tasting room.

Ronda Payne

BC wineries are on a roll, as a recent poll found local residents increasingly prefer drinking BC wines over imports. According to the December survey by Insights West and Will Creative, 58 per cent of BC drinkers prefer wines produced in the BC more

Feb 12, 2018 12:00 AM News

Buying Wine

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Aussie winemakers are accusing Canada of unfair business practices. BC wine lovers may like having VQA wines in their grocery stores, but the move has winemakers Down Under in a tizzy. more

Feb 12, 2018 12:00 AM News

Tractors are one of the most useful and dangerous pieces of farm equipment. When working with tractors, it is crucial for operators to follow safety procedures to minimize serious injuries or even fatalities. more

Feb 9, 2018 3:31 PM Fruit Opinions

We are shocked that the Alberta Premier and Government are aggressively boycotting BC wineries over a yet-to-be-determined British Columbia government policy in a different sector. more

Feb 6, 2018 12:00 AM News

The 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference will take place October 4-7 in Walla Walla, Washington. Registration is open now. We last visited Walla Walla in 2010, the third year of the conference, and it was one of the highest-rated conferences in the ten-year more

Dec 15, 2017 11:52 AM News

Smoke on the water.

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We always look forward to our annual survey of winemakers and grape growers. It’s a chance for us to hear directly from our readers about what’s happening in the industry. But this year we were a little nervous about what we’d hear. more

Nov 29, 2017 10:45 AM Articles

Martin’s Lane

Photo by Nic Lehoux

This has been a momentous year for BC wines, not because of the wines produced, but due to the business related developments that are shaking up the entire industry. more

Nov 24, 2017 3:09 PM Articles

Maverick's owner and winemaker Bertus Albertyn

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Small wineries are the heart and soul of the BC wine industry. The story of Maverick Estate demonstrates how one such winery navigates the gauntlet of challenges to establish a rising reputation for unique, distinctive wines. more

Nov 24, 2017 2:40 PM Articles

Honourable Lana Popham

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There are big changes coming for agriculture in BC, thanks to the election of the NDP and the appointment of grape grower Lana Popham as the new Minister of Agriculture. Popham co-founded and operated Barking Dog Vineyard, the first certified organic more

Nov 24, 2017 2:38 PM Articles

Given the “Big Smoke” in the Okanagan and Thompson Valleys this year from forest fires, a new test for smoke taint couldn’t come at a better time. more

Nov 24, 2017 2:15 PM News

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Telling stories from the past and taking a trip down memory lane are opportunities to remember and share what happened in our childhood, last season, yesterday or even just ten minutes ago. Why is it that we like to tell stories or inject tidbits of more

Nov 24, 2017 2:04 PM Publishers View

Inside this issue O&V features our year end tree fruit, berry, grape and wine report. Our annual survey of the fruit and wine industry in BC. The annual interview with the Agriculture Minister Lana Popham and more. more

Nov 24, 2017 1:58 PM Magazine

The worst wildfires in BC’s history are over, but the damage they wreaked is still affecting farmers' lives and livelihoods. The BC and Canadian governments say they are acting to help ranchers and farmers affected by the devastating 2017 wildfires. more

Oct 2, 2017 11:54 AM News

High on the list of impediments to the prosperity and growth of BC wineries is Canada’s entrenched regime of interprovincial trade restrictions. more

Oct 2, 2017 9:27 AM Articles

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