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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 ...


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...


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 ...


Eat, Drink, Tweet

Published on December 6, 2013

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Why are we so obsessed with posting food photos on social networks? Studies have been done, I’m  sure, as they have been done with our Internet cat obsession (hint: cat people stay insid...


Need a recipe? There’s a network for that

Published on March 25, 2013

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  Irarely cook. I heat things up, or take advantage of the deli section, and try to avoid drive-thrus. But as 2013 rolled in, so did I, realizing that cooking more at home might be a good ...


Integrating your networks with a cookie

Published on December 27, 2012

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 While at the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland this summer, I was treated to a warm cookie. This may not seem like a big deal, but the fact that this cookie was fully integrated into ...


The Bloggers Are Coming - Part Two!

Published on September 5, 2012

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A year ago, the first "The bloggers are coming!"column appeared, after Penticton was tentatively announced as the location of the 2013 North American Wine Bloggers Conference. Twelve m...


What’s in a hashtag?

Published on May 31, 2012

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  I now something from social media has hit the mainstream when two things collide:  the technology appears on TV, and my mom asks me how to use it. In this case, the hashtag "#d...


What’s in a hashtag?

Published on May 31, 2012

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  I know something from social media has hit the mainstream when two things collide:  the technology appears on TV, and my mom asks me how to use it. In this case, the hashtag "#...


Pinterest: the Next Big Social Media Phenom

Published on April 2, 2012

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Put your smartphone in the air if you've heard about Pinterest...not yet? You will. Since December, this social media start-up has received a lot of buzz in the online world, and slowly in main...