Iconic BC Red Wines 2018

I attend many wine tasting events and there is always the hope that some wines will be impressive and most of the time there are a few that do stand out. This tasting, though, was something quite different.  Twenty BC red wines and all examples of the best that BC has to offer.  An event … Read moreIconic BC Red Wines 2018

Wines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Award Winners Announced!

The Wines of British Columbia is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2018. From July 23 through August 17, winery-goers took their time, sampled and savoured what wineries have to offer within BC’s nine acclaimed wine regions, and have made their choices. The Best of BC … Read moreWines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Award Winners Announced!

BC Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2018 Annual General Meeting

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 10, 2018 at the Delta Hotel, Kelowna), that brought together winery owners from across BC, 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 … Read moreBC Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2018 Annual General Meeting

Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

The evening started with an excited buzz as guests arrived for the Icons of Wine & Food dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek on Friday, June 22, 2018. Hosted this year by Chef Mark McEwan with emcee Rhys Pender, Master of Wine. Sipping on BC bubbles, two in fact,  Stellar’s Jay Brut 2015 and … Read moreIcons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

Aspirational Okanagan Wineries Form New Group

‘The Okanagan Wine Initiative’ Members Set to Collaborate and Raise Profile   Seven leading BC wineries: 50th Parallel Estate Winery, Culmina Family Estate Winery, Haywire Wines, Liquidity Wines, Painted Rock Estate Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, and Summerhill Pyramid Winery, have formed a partnership, The Okanagan Wine Initiative. The association groups together these seven Okanagan wineries … Read moreAspirational Okanagan Wineries Form New Group

4 Sparkling Wines You #MUSTHAVE Our #FavouriteThings

  Every year around this time I have friends come up to me or text me in a panic asking for help choosing a sparkling wine:   “I’m going to a party – don’t know what to bring!”   Quite often the statement is followed by expletives and/or frantic emojis… and this is when I … Read more4 Sparkling Wines You #MUSTHAVE Our #FavouriteThings

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 … Read moreWines of British Columbia Storm Seattle with BC’s Top Chefs!

Summerhill Pyramid Winery; The Passion of Organic

Another gorgeous morning in the Okanagan has brought me to Summerhill Winery in East Kelowna.  I am meeting Ezra Cipes, managing director and son of Stephen Cipes; the visionary, who with his passion and dedication created BC’s first organic and only Bio-dynamic winery. As we become more curious about “our terroir”, our sense of place … Read moreSummerhill Pyramid Winery; The Passion of Organic

Summerhill Goes for the Gold

  Cipes Brut wins Double Gold Medal at prestigious US competition Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Canada’s foremost producer of sparkling wine, has received a Double Gold Medal for its flagship Cipes Brut at the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC). Celebrating its 25th vintage this fall, the Cipes Brut is the most consistently-awarded sparkling wine in Canada, … Read moreSummerhill Goes for the Gold

Wine Tasting at Dockside

Coal Harbour’s 6th Annual Spring Wine Tasting was held at Dockside Restaurant on Granville Island, which has won the “Best Patio” award for the last six years running in The Georgia Straight’s Golden Plate Awards. The day was near perfect for this al fresco event. There were over 100 wines, both domestic and imported, along … Read moreWine Tasting at Dockside