Things are happening…

Hey folks, just a quick post here to let you know that I have not in fact dropped off the face of the earth. After a good couple months of solid activity here on Wine Country BC’s blog, February has not produced the same quantity of thoughts / rants / wine discussion as the previously […]

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Has Wine Become a Classless Drink?

Awesome post from my friend Valerie on her blog that you really should check out. I’ll have more to say on it later (I usually do…) but please read this when you can and then check out Mike Veseeth’s book called “Wine Wars” (which I reviewed here some time ago) which offers some great economic […]

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Tasting Fees and the Resulting Online Comments

Tasting fees, and the online comments¬†that result from them, are becoming an “issue” here in wine country. Each year it seems more wineries start to realize how much wine they give away and how much customers are coming to expect (or vociferously demand) free wine to taste. I’d like to just go over a few […]

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5 Years of Wine Country BC

Hard to believe it’s been 5 years since I started Wine Country BC. Technically the website was registered in July and the first article published July 26th but the first podcast wasn’t released until Sept 8th. I usually consider sometime in August to be the official non-specific blogiversary which, interestingly, I’ve never ever celebrated before […]

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Podcast 146 – Wine Tour Companies Part 3

Ok, there’s been a lot of articles lately so let’s get back to the podcasts. Anyone who has toured the Naramata Bench in the summertime will recognize the name Top Cat Tours. Their buses are almost synonymous with wine touring in Penticton. As one of the oldest wine touring companies in the Okanagan starting in […]

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Why You Should See “The Lake”

It’s always interesting when worlds collide. For instance, 15 years ago I was employed by the Canadian Music Centre’s Atlantic Region office as the manager and later worked in the Vancouver office after I’d decided to move to BC. The CMC is a wonderful organization that supports Canadian composers by functioning as a library, archives, […]

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The Highway Stars of BC Wine

On my first visit to the Okanagan’s wine country in 2003, it was rare to see an actual winery while driving south from Kelowna to Osoyoos on Highway 97. Most of the wineries in business at the time were set back from the highway closer to wherever their vineyards were located. The industry has grown […]

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Domestic Market Pride

My first real BC wine ever was a bottle of Sumac Ridge’s 199? Blanc de Noir sparkling wine. I bought it on my first ever trip to Vancouver where I spent New Year’s Eve 1999-2000. For anyone who is over 30 today, it was an extremely special New Year’s because, if we believed all the […]

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