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08/07/15

The hot and dry conditions across B.C. have sped up the growing season and resulted in a bumper crop on Vancouver Island and the Okanagan region. But it also brings some unique challenges for the province's winemakers.

08/07/15

NB Liquor says craft-beer enthusiasts have bought 80,000 litres of beer in growlers since September

08/06/15

Winemaker Garron Elmes has made every bottle of wine at Lake Breeze since the day it opened 20 years ago. From arrival in Penticton from South Africa coincided with the launch of many small estates along what is now one of the most famous winegrowing benches in British Columbia. Today the winery is a premier producer of pinot blanc and joins a small cadre of producers making exciting pinot noir across the valley.

08/06/15

Early harvest after hot, dry months is sweet for some growers, sour for others

08/04/15

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Seven wines from the Pacific Northwest earned unanimous double gold medals at the 24th annual Indy International Wine Competition, staged last week at Purdue University.

07/31/15

Once home to fur traders, gold miners and infamous train robber Billy Miner, Kamloops, B.C., now boasts lush farms, a stunning riverfront and the recently created Kamloops Wine Trail. Not one to miss out on a day of wine tasting (not to mention exploring, shopping and spa-ing), we packed our bags and drove straight there.

07/30/15

Policy says producers can offer up to 20% non-house beverages, which must be consumed in onsite lounges and special events areas

07/30/15

Meet GM Jessie Harnden and winemaker Jason Parkes and learn all about the Black Swift, a bird native to the Okanagan that lays a single egg per year. Single egg, single vineyard, well, you get the picture - The Hatch is an incubator for wine.

07/27/15

... funding will allow the B.C. wine industry to: clarify and promote B.C.'s unique identity as a wine region

07/27/15

The government said a bill introduced Thursday in the U.S. Senate falls short of what would be required to avoid tariffs on American products

07/21/15

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.

07/21/15

Idea inspired by warnings on cigarette packages, says McGill student behind campaign

07/21/15

"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.

07/20/15

FedEx is accusing the Newfoundland Liquor Corporation of a set-up, saying the provincial crown corporation engaged in underhanded business in order to protect its monopoly over wine in the province

07/17/15

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

07/17/15

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

07/17/15

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.

07/17/15

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.

07/16/15

"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.

07/16/15

In 3 years, Fox Harb'r estate vineyard will produce its first sparkling white wine

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