Inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience Launches this August

  Four-Day Wine and Food Festival of Iconic BC Wines, Celebrity Chefs and Interactive Experiences   The Wines of British Columbia is thrilled to launch its inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience weekend bringing as many as 60 BC wineries and 16 top chefs from western Canada to the Okanagan Valley August 24 through…

BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors.

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 11, 2017 at Spirit Ridge Resort, Osoyoos), the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors. Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of Directors are: –       Greg Berti from Andrew Peller…

The Installation @ CheckMate

  The Installation – Opening Late July 2017 Designed by Tom Kundig The Installation is an intriguing art exhibit in its own right.  A modern, innovative design by Tom Kundig, internationally renowned architect.  This study was conceived to allow visitors to slow down and connect with Checkmate Artisanal Winery while discovering and tasting what many…

AmoVino: Hey BC, meet Finca de la Rica!

Old Region, New Games From the heart of Rioja Alavesa… Bringing a playful attitude to a traditional place! Finca de la Rica brings together 4th generation grape growers and 2 local passionate winemakers  whose dream is to make wine without pretention. Wines for the people, by the people! Finca de la Rica El Guia 2016 +771651| Spec | A…

They say it takes 30 days to acquire a new habit, we give you 31!

  Win Your Way to Germany with Wine!  Join our team as we celebrate Germany’s most famous wine varietal here in Canada with an extra special perk found outside the bottle. Wines of Germany is proud to be partnering with our nation’s top restaurants, wine retailers, and bars to bring you the 6th edition of 31 Days of German Riesling. Incredibly versatile in character, German Riesling is…

#Favourites what’s happening this week and beyond

  Celebrate the grand opening on Wednesday, July 12 at Tofino Resort and Marina “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina   Go for a drive #GoFurther150 Ford Canada drive experience   You won’t want to miss this inaugural event July 15 and 16 FIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS…

Taste BC’s Liquid Gold in Ontario

  McWatters Collection announces that its gold medal-winning 2014 Chardonnay (488536 / $30.95), is available in limited quantities through the LCBO. Just 500 cases were made of the award-winning wine. It was honoured with a gold medal at the prestigious 24th annual Chardonnay du Monde wine competition, one of only three Canadian wines to win. The McWatters namesake wines are…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery has a handful of fun ways to spend your summer days

Summer is in full swing at Blue Grouse Estate Winery News, events and vintage releases Sip your way in to the most exciting season of the year at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Here’s the latest on upcoming summer celebrations at the winery: Back and tastier than ever: Thank you for patiently waiting on Blue Grouse’s new…

Natural Wines with DJ Kearney

  Having been a home wine maker for over 25 years, I have always been a little leery about ‘wild’ yeast fermentations.   ‘Wild’ yeast is also known as ‘ambient’, ‘feral’ or ‘natural’ yeast. My scepticism is not without reason; having bought crushed grapes that began to ferment on their own, before I had a chance…

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…