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15 sub-appellations, new wine regions, proposed by B.C. wine task group

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Note: From a news release sent to Wines In Niagara

Vancouver, B.C. — A B.C. wine industry group released its final report Thursday after a seven-month comprehensive consultation on the future of British Columbia’s system of appellations. The B.C. Wine Appellation Task Group — an independent ad-hoc committee of leading representatives of the industry from across British Columbia — has developed a set of 13 recommendations that are being described as a “turning point” in the growth and increasing reputation of premium winemaking in our province. Continue reading

The stars come out at Vintages’ Nov. 14 release: Versado, Bachelder, Stratus … and a Super Tuscan worth splurging on

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Peter Gamble and wife Ann Sperling have a long and storied history in the Canadian wine industry. And seven years ago, with the purchase of a perfect little vineyard in Mendoza wine country, they spread that reach — and passion for making world-class wines — to Argentina. Continue reading

A reality check: The blurred lines between church and state in today’s wine writing

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As the world transitions from old to new media at an alarming pace, where a click is far more important than the message, I believe there still needs to be some separation between church and state. Many would disagree. Continue reading

Beyond Chardonnay: The new white wines emerging from B.C. wine country

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OKANAGAN VALLEY, B.C. — If there is one thing everyone can agree on here in this land of phantasmagorical beauty it is this: Not one white wine style defines the Okanagan Valley and its sister wine region the Similkameen Valley. It really is an ever-changing mosaic, born of the free will of those who craft the wines from virtually any grape they choose.

(Note: This story was originally published in Quench magazine) Continue reading

Nothing spooky about Vintages’ Oct. 31 Niagara wine release: Flat Rock, Creekside, Henry of Pelham, Konzelmann reviews

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There is nothing at all spooky about the Niagara wines being released Oct. 31 at Vintages. In fact, the release features some very friendly wines, including a must-have Pinot Noir from Flat Rock Cellars. Continue reading

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