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CanadaWINE150: The endless potential of Canadian wine excites winemaker Nicholson

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By Bruce Nicholson

Over the past 30 plus years of my winemaking career, it is incredible to see where the Canadian wine industry has gone. Continue reading

CanadaWINE150: Leaving a healthy legacy for the “next generation” top priority for this Okanagan trailblazer

Canada wine

By Christine Coletta

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — Over the 30 years that I have been in or around the wine industry I have absorbed quite a lot of information, but the more I know, the more I know I need to learn. Continue reading

B.C. wine country finds its mojo: A complete package of wine, food, beer and endless beauty

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KELOWNA, B.C. — It’s hard to pinpoint, but somewhere along the line, a funny thing happened that changed the entire collective soul of wine country in British Columbia. It was as if an open casting call went out for all the supporting roles needed to connect the dots between the 145 146 147 licenced wineries that now vie for attention in the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys. Continue reading

Summerhill’s new organic sparkling wines from the Okanagan, just in time for the holidays

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The first time I tasted a sparkling wine from Summerhill Pyramid Winery it was about eight years ago following a week of judging wines in the Okanagan Valley for the now defunct Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards. It was the Cipes Arial 1998 and it blew me away. Never had I tasted an aged vintage sparkling wine like that from a Canadian wine producer. Continue reading

A Leap of Faith: How one B.C. winery sparked a storm of controversy with its very first wine

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You could just blame the incredibly large ego of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, who in his quest to showcase all that was great and cultured in his tidy little empire of France, ordered his minions to create an arbitrary classification of the red wines on the Gironde which were unveiled at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1855. Continue reading

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