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Focus on the Okanagan’s Hester Creek; plus Niagara’s Vineland Estate, Fielding, Flat Rock and King’s Court

B.C. wine

By Rick VanSickle
The last time I had a taste of The Judge from Hester Creek on the Golden Mile Bench in the Okanagan it was during a whirlwind visit through the valley in 2011. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: 10 questions for B.C. wine industry leader Harry McWatters as he embarks on his 50th vintage

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By Rick VanSickle

What an amazing ride it has been for Canadian wine pioneer, visionary and leader of the B.C. wine industry Harry McWatters. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: ‘The future of B.C. wine is strong, limited only by the available supply of wine’

Wines of Canada

By John Schreiner

In 1983, Hugh Johnson was asked to look at a manuscript on the wines of Canada. Perhaps it was not surprising that he declined. Continue reading

Lessons for Ontario in B.C. report on revamping appellations/VQA, plus: Do we need another sticker on wine bottles?

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While an industry task force in B.C. has introduced sweeping changes to that province’s appellation system — long overdue, by the way — there are some elements to the proposal that Ontario should pay close attention to. Continue reading

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

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