Inside this issue we feature four friends who turned an old packinghouse into a vibrant cidery at Kelowna's Scenic Road Cider. We also visit Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery and learn about the booming distilling industry in BC. more


Cork Tree

Photo by Janina Landisa |

Go into any wine store in Canada and you’ll see rank upon rank of bottles closed with metal screw top caps. It’s a lingering sign of the massive switch from cork stoppers to synthetic stoppers that happened over the late 20th Century and accelerated more


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


Now winemakers have another choice when it comes to stopping up the wine bottle. This unique new wine bottle from EZ Cap has a reusable flip-top bottle stopper so wine drinkers can simply pop it back on and save their wine for another day. more


Suppose you sat down at a table with two glasses of Sauvignon Blanc and, after carefully sampling both, you describe the one on the left as having chocolate and plum overtones but the second is dryer with an astringent nose. more