British Columbia Becomes a Contender
With a growing number of British Columbia's wines finding recent international acclaim, this region has made impressive progress in quality, know-how and sales.
by Julie Gedeon
Sep 2005 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
British Columbia's wine industry has come a long way over the last two decades. At the signing of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement in 1988, Canada's most western province had only seven commercial and seven estate wineries. B.C. now boasts 97 wineries, with licenses pending for 14 others. More than half are members of the British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI), an organization that the provincial government established in 1990 to create an internationally competitive wine industry. An imp...
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