Michael Botner

Back to the Future at Okanagan Crush Pad

The ancient practice of using clay or terracotta vessels for fermenting wine is making a comeback as an alternative, less intrusive, more natural, more artisanal way of producing wine. more »

Oct 9, 2015 1:00 PM Wine 1 Comments

The Many Faces of Honey Bees

For Ed Nowek, owner and founder of Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery, a fascination with honeybees goes hand in glove with business acumen. more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Don Triggs

Michael Botner

Innovation & Sustainability at Trigg Family's Culmina Family Estate Winery

Don, Elaine and Sara Triggs started Culmina Family Estate Winery with the simple goal of making the highest quality wines possible. more »

Jul 8, 2015 11:33 AM Wine

Buying Wine

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Wine Law Reform Revisited

One of the positive aspects of BC wine law reform is the introduction of liquor sales and marketing at Farmers’ Markets. more »

Jun 9, 2015 2:37 PM Wine

Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits Arrive at Farmers’ Markets

Dozens of Farmers' Markets in BC will now allow the sale of locally produced wine, beer and spirits. The big question for producers is, how to get in on this opportunity. more »

Apr 10, 2015 3:03 PM Features

Clos du Soleil

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Comings and Goings – in the Similkameen Valley

Quiet, rural, off-the beaten-track, the Similkameen Valley is a refuge from the crowds that descend on the Okanagan’s wineries every summer. more »

Apr 10, 2015 2:09 PM Wine

Wine Tasting

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How To Make Your Wines Stand Out in a Crowd

Conventional wisdom holds that dry wine is preferable to sweeter types. Order sweet and light white wine with red meat at a restaurant and you risk snickers at the table and scorn from the sommelier. more »

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM Wine 2 Comments



The BC Wine Industry - Comings & Goings 2014

New hires, new wineries, trending topics and transitions for BC Wine 2014. more »

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 AM Wine

Wine Industry Awards

Michael Botner

Canadian Wine Industry Awards Held in Kelowna

On a blistering hot July evening, 150 industry and political guests turned out for the inaugural Canadian Wine Industry Dinner & Awards Presentation under a tent at CedarCreek Estate Winery. more »

Oct 1, 2014 1:28 PM Wine

The Resurgence of Hops Farming

The Boom in Craft Brewing is Driving Demand for Hops more »

Jul 10, 2014 12:08 PM Features

Prowein 2014

Michael Botner

Canada Carves Out Presence at Prowein 2014

Canada needs to invest more heavily in marketing wines abroad, says the president of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. more »

Jun 10, 2014 3:24 PM Wine

Sandra Oldfield

Michael Botner

Reforming Liquor Law in B.C.

Big changes are coming for BC Liquor Laws; perhaps the biggest changes since prohibition was repealed in 1921. more »

Apr 9, 2014 11:49 AM Wine

Fruit Wineries A Sweet Business

For a number of dedicated fruit growers in British Columbia, making wine from fruit is not only a labour of love; it also makes good business sense. more »

Feb 12, 2014 11:58 AM Fruit

A 2013 Wine Industry Timeline

2013 Year in Review. Looking back at the year reveals a mixed bag of events, announcements and approvals that point to positive progress for most stakeholders in the B.C. wine industry. more »

Dec 4, 2013 12:06 PM Wine

Mt. Lehman Winery

Dale Klippenstein

Mt. Lehman Winery - The Fraser Valley Challenge

For Vern Siemens, co-owner of Mt. Lehman Winery, growing grapes and making wine are labours of love. Both came naturally to Siemens who “grew up in a construction- and farm-based family.” more »

Sep 25, 2013 4:49 PM Wine

Bloggers Help Promote the Industry

Bloggers and would-be bloggers turned out in force for the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton held in June. While the conference was aimed at bloggers already immersed in the industry, the conference revealed a lot of important information. more »

Jul 21, 2013 4:46 PM Wine

FreshTAP Grabs Market Niche in Vancouver

Vancouver Urban Winery introduced the new approach to selling wine by the glass to B.C. – wine in kegs and available on tap, draft beer-style. more »

Jun 3, 2013 2:58 PM Wine

Miles Prodan

Michael Botner

B.C. Wine Law still Riddled with Complication

If the 2013 Wine Law in B.C. conference is any indication, organizers will have to consider increasing it from one day to two, and adding more space for participants. more »

Apr 8, 2013 3:13 PM Wine 1 Comments

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