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


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?


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


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

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


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

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