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This new eDrometer™ is designed to simplify the measurement process for the artisan brewer, winemaker and distiller. With an accuracy of 0.001 SG, the new eDrometer is more accurate than its predecessor and more affordable. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

Most consumers globally still prefer cork stoppers in their wine, but in recent years cork is steadily losing ground, partly because metal twist caps are so much more convenient. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

The Open Grape crushing system represents an innovation in the crushing principle as it not only crushes the berry and releases its contents, but at the same time opens the skin outward. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

Knowledge of the alcohol content of wine is an important parameter for production monitoring, quality control, blending and labelling more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

When the results of the 2017 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards (winefestivals.com) were announced in Penticton in May, the usual grape varieties and wine styles took centre stage.  Take Merlot, for example, one of the classic Bordeaux varieties and a s more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Articles

Orchard in Osoyoos

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Hitting the desired locations with sprayed product in a dense canopy may feel like part math equation and part crap shoot. Too much spray means waste. Too little means not enough product hits the targets for the desired effect. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Articles

These days, almost everyone has a cell phone, and all these devices have one thing in common; they can all send and receive messages by text or phone. Mobile phones keep us connected with family and friends, and help us stay tuned-in to our colleague more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Environment

Inside this issue we feature new products and gadgets, mystifying chemical compounds and new growing techniques for the Orchard and Vineyard Industry. We have features on Canada's first tea farm in the Cowichan Valley, RJT Blueberries and more. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine

In less than a decade, little known Grüner Veltliner has gained a foothold in British Columbia with plantings on Vancouver Island and in the South Okanagan. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

La Frenz Winery on the Naramata Bench is home to a Liqueur Muscat, a fortified wine made in a luscious, sweet, richly flavoured style of the fortified Muscats of the Rutherglen region of northeast Victoria in Australia. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

Everybody in the wine world has this experience: You rent a booth at a wine festival, bring in your wines and your staff to impress the guests, and serve literally hundreds of glasses over the evening. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

The competition medal winner for most unique wine surely goes to Monte Creek Ranch winery’s innovative, non-vintage Haskap Berry Wine. The Japanese name for the Ainu people of northern Japan, haskap berry is also known as Edible Blue Honeysuckle. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Innovations

This edition is one of my favourite editions of the year! Every summer at this time we publish the Innovation Edition, where we feature new products and gadgets, mystifying chemical compounds, and new growing techniques that we want you discover. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Publishers View

Out of round is condition where the wine bottle is slightly oval in shape making it difficult to label a bottle properly. Sink/bulge is a spot in the bottle that has a small sink in it or bulge. more

Jun 30, 2017 12:45 PM Articles

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Photo by Kim Elsasser

I can’t help but notice how this industry is growing and expanding and how sometimes a single turn of events can help make things better. more

May 30, 2017 2:00 PM Publishers View

From five star restaurants to rustic picnic areas, Okanagan wineries are rightly renowned for adding value to the wine tasting experience. And in May the JoieFarm Winery on Naramata Bench upped their game even farther with the opening of Picnique. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM News

Sometimes the world changes, and you have to change with it. This is especially true in agriculture where changes in the markets force changes in what is grown on the farm. The Ripple Winery in Abbotsford, BC is an example of that type of change. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM Articles

Inside this issue you will discover Fitz Winery a new winery in Peachland founded by an industry pioneer. Sparkling wine at Fitz and at Okanagan College with the Bottling Excellence Lecture Series. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine

A recent industry research study found that Canada’s wine and grape industry is enjoying a boom time, having grown 33 per cent since 2013 to $9 billion in 2015. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM Wine Opinions

Fitz Winery

Photo by Gary Symons

The wine industry is like any other; it goes through cycles, and certain wine products trend upwards or downwards over time. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM Articles