Recent rumblings that the United States is so frustrated with Canada's reluctance to lower barriers to agricultural trade that it is considering completing a TPP that excludes us only heightens the pressure to address outstanding issues that are holding up the final text of the agreement.
"Unfortunately a good grape season is also a perfect fire season," said Gebert, owner of Kelowna's St. Hubertus and Oak Bay Estate Winery. Encouraged by long periods of hot, dry weather, hundreds of fires have broken out across B.C. this summer.
Dotted with gleaming lakes, surrounded by majestic mountains and abundant in grapes that produce some of the best wines in North America, British Columbia's Okanagan Valley is a beloved summer vacation spot for Canadians
Unless Prime Minister Stephen Harper is planning on working in B.C. vineyards soon it might behoove his government to get real about foreign workers and the role they play tending British Columbia vineyards. A different story with the same ending could be said of Premier Christy Clark and her government, which has displayed an astounding lack of knowledge when it comes to the global wine business and our place in it
Dotted with gleaming lakes, surrounded by majestic mountains and abundant in grapes that produce some of the best wines in North America, British Columbia's Okanagan Valley is a beloved summer vacation spot for Canadians.
Join Vancouver Sun wine writer Anthony Gismondi for a trip through the stunning Okanagan Valley as he visits six wineries along its 200-kilometre length. Gismondi will take you deep inside the wineries, prized cellars and vineyards, revealing why the Okanagan is one of North America's premium wine regions.
"Some of the grape varieties are thousands of years old, originating in the cradle of the vinifera wine and the viticultural/winemaking ground zero 6,000 to 8,000 years ago in the Caucasus Mountains," said Ron Giesbrecht, faculty and coordinator of the College's wine programs who initiated the project that saw college practicum students and staff plant the Georgian vines on June 24.
As the next generation of Adamo owners have moved forward, they have taken on another venture, aiming to establish Hockley Valley as Ontario's 'next important winemaking region' with their new 77-acre vineyard and 20,000 square foot facility dedicated to making wine.
Diana Whalen, Minister responsible for the Liquor Control Act, announced today, June 25, that Nova Scotians can now import locally grown and produced Canadian wine for personal use without going through the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.
Nine voting BCWI Directors represent British Columbia wineries of all sizes, including large wineries (selling more than 700,000 litres annually), medium wineries (selling more than 60,000 litres annually), and the many small wineries.