#FavouriteThings last recap of Holiday Gift Suggestions 2018

A few more “non wine” suggestions on the list as we continue on through December. Now including bubbly and sparkling #FavouriteThings that are just right for Christmas and New Years.

Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Announces Acquisition of BC Winery

Strategic Addition of Backyard Vineyards Transforms Company into a National VQA Wine Producer   Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Inc. (“Diamond Estates” or “the Company”) (DWS-TSX Venture) announced Friday that it has acquired Backyard Vineyards Inc. (“Backyard”) of Langley, British Columbia for $3.0 million in stock, cash and the assumption of some debt. In what is described … Read moreDiamond Estates Wines & Spirits Announces Acquisition of BC Winery

Campbell Valley Wine Tour – part 5

Backyard Vineyards Winemaker James Cambridge took us on a tour of Backyard Vineyards. He greeted us with a glass of Blanc de Noir – a refreshing Pinot Noir sparkling wine – very nice with delicate fruit on the nose and palate and good mousse. This winery, which opened as Glenugie, has been around since 2002 … Read moreCampbell Valley Wine Tour – part 5

Campbell Valley Wine Tour Part 1

Four Fraser Valley estate wineries have banded together to promote awareness of their local, Langley-based wineries. These wineries are so close to metropolitan Vancouver and yet many people have never discovered them. I suggest you head out for a Sunday afternoon drive to the scenic Campbell Valley and taste what these wineries have to offer. … Read moreCampbell Valley Wine Tour Part 1

Backyard Vineyards – a review

Backyard Vineyards   Changes in ownership and the resulting name changes are not uncommon in the BC wine industry.  Backyard Vineyards, located at 3033 232nd Street in Langley, opened up in 2002 under the name Glenugie.  Gary Tayler, the original owner named it after his wife’s family’s farm in Scotland.  Unfortunately, Gary’s wife Christina died … Read moreBackyard Vineyards – a review