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Editor’s Note

Published on September 4, 2014

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After an extraordinary, old-fashioned HOT Okanagan summer, wine country is gliding into fall with beautiful crops on the farms and gorgeous bundles of grapes on the vines.  Life is delicious. ...


Slowly towards a Canadian wine culture

Published on June 30, 2014

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At the time of writing, the second anniversary of the amendment of Bill C – 311, which was changed to allow Canadian consumers to purchase Canadian wine for personal use from any province in ...


Editors Note - July Aug 2014

Published on June 30, 2014

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Summertime, summertime, sum, sum summertime!  There is no better place to be than in wine country under the summer sun.  And I shouldn’t just say wine- our province has so much more...


Wine tourism on the other side of the world

Published on May 6, 2014

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All She Wrote: Eat, Drink, Tweet - by Allison Markin   For months now, my colleague Erin Korpisto and I have been repeating the mantra:  “Yes we’re going to Georgia. N...


Editor's Note - May/June 2014

Published on May 5, 2014

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Put on your party hats food and wine lovers because from now until fall wine festival there are amazing events galore to attend in wine country!  From Wine, Art, Music festivals, pop-up picnic...


The New Rules For BC Liquor

Published on February 27, 2014

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There was much excitement as the new year began and the BC liquor review officially wrapped up with the announcement that all seventy-three recommendations from the extensive consultation had been ...


The Day My Life Shifted - Confessions From the Vineyard Terry Lynne Meyer

Published on February 25, 2014

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I cannot imagine myself a grandma.  It brings to mind images of my grandma with her steel permed curls, cats eye glasses, and flowered house dress in the kitchen making pies.  Or legions ...


Editor's Note - Mar/Apr 2014

Published on February 25, 2014

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Welcome spring!  Finally after the long winter, we begin to see the signs of spring in wine country.  Wineries are ready to open with new spring releases to taste, farmers are beginning t...


The joy of Hunkering down for winter

Published on December 6, 2013

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Before I moved from the big city to live on the vineyard, I must confess that I hated winter.  I would dread the cold and the grey and the boots and coats and mufflers and cars that felt like ...


Editor's Note - Winter 2013

Published on December 6, 2013

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The diversity of our province never fails to surprise me.  Food, wine, farm – we have it all here and more.  Good food and wine comes from the passionate commitment of the amazing t...