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Starting in May, British Columbians and visitors alike are encouraged to go out and taste the best BC has to offer — be it in a winery tasting room or in a local restaurant. “Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL” launches May 1 and aims to promote drinking and dining locally across BC. People are encouraged to dine out and support BC business throughout the month of May. It’s about celebrating local sipping and dining experiences, but it is bigger than that too: the goal is to grow connections between BC restaurants, chefs, farmers and wineries — because being proud of…

 by David Wylie The Shuswap may be best known for house-boating, but Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery in Tappen is helping showcase the region as a premier wine destination. Located near Salmon Arm, the winery is Canada’s second-most northern winery. “The Shuswap region, if you were to look at it from a scenic point of view, is quite green. It’s actually referred to sometimes as the Shuswap rainforest,” said Graydon Ratzlaff, who owns Recline Ridge with his wife, Maureen. “We’re trying to promote the region and what we can do up here. It sets us apart.” Recline Ridge is luring…