Judging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

  I was lucky enough to be invited to judge at this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards, held at Government House in Victoria. These wine awards, established in 2003, by then Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, are designed to recognize excellence in wine making. Unlike other competitions, there are no bronze, silver or gold medals handed…

Global Alliance to Protect Wine Place Names Welcomes the British Columbia Wine Institute During Vinexpo 2017

  Wine Origins group expands to 23 with addition of British Columbia, McLaren Vale and Texas   Leadership from the world’s premier wine regions hosted a tasting event today at Vinexpo 2017 to welcome three new members to the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin. The British Columbia Wine Institute of Canada, which represents…

Osoyoos Kicks Off Summer with Annual Cherry Fiesta, July 1

  Canada Day celebration includes live entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks and more On Saturday, July 1, the town of Osoyoos celebrates our country’s 150th birthday with the 69th annual Cherry Fiesta. The fun begins at 7:30 am with a Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the Town Square, followed by the Cherry Fiesta Parade on Main Street…

SUMMERDINE 2017 – LES DAMES DO DINNER

  ANNUAL FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH   Mark Wednesday, August 16th on your calendar for a delicious province-wide dining celebration as Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter presents Les Dames Summerdine – featuring fabulous food and glorious wines unfolding on one day only at more than 30 different restaurants, wineries, cooking schools and culinary venues…

Similkameen Wineries Association becomes Similkameen Independent Winegrowers as it evolves its brand identity.

  The Similkameen Independent Winegrowers launched its new brand identity including its name, logo and a new website at a celebration with the local business community on June 15, 2017.   Formerly named the Similkameen Wineries Association, efforts over its first number of years have focused on raising awareness of the Similkameen wine region and…

Wines of British Columbia Storm Seattle with BC’s Top Chefs!

  The Wines of British Columbia will be in the Seattle spotlight during a multi-chef collaborative BC VQA Wine-paired dinner in partnership with Ocean Wise sustainable seafood at Tavolàta Capitol Hill restaurant on June 8. This 100 percent BC wine and seafood dinner brings together the creative talents of winemakers and chefs to celebrate the best of BC wine…