Wineries Need to Give Wine Bloggers More Respect

I didn’t get to attend this year’s Wine Blogger’s Conference but still somehow feel the need to ‘spread the word’ a little and Valerie has done a great job with this article. You should also read the comments below it for some added arguments pro and con as well as alternative viewpoints. Self-reflection and introspection […]

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Podcast 141 – Wine Tour Companies, Part 2

Based out of Kelowna, Wine Your Way Tours has been taking people to wineries around the Okanagan with an extra bonus thrown in. Shalyn Syrjanen-Ross, your tour guide, is also a certified sommelier. Can’t quite figure out what that last wine tasted like? Maybe she can help. What did they mean at that last winery […]

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The Nomacorc Revolution, Part 1

Wines in BC are sealed with a multitude of closures including natural corks, synthetic corks, and screw tops. There are a few other products out there with exotic closures but the majority are going to be sealed with one of those three types. This is a topic that really grabbed my attention when I read […]

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Quiet in Wine Country

Yes, it’s been quiet here recently on Wine Country BC but it will soon be much busier. I’m heading to the big city to write some exams for my WSET Diploma and have been concentrating on that pretty intensively over the past month along with another writing contract. Unfortunately when things like that overlap, Wine […]

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BC VQA Golden Mile Bench is on its way

The Golden Mile Bench wineries are now well on their way to having the Okanagan’s first sub-appellation. It represents the first serious step in narrowing the focus of BC wines, stratifying the growing regions, and shining some light on what those many microclimates can contribute to the wines we drink. This could be an ugly […]

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Wine Touring on a Motorcycle

I recently started a motorcycle blog (you know, in my spare time) and since it involves wine touring, I thought it should appear here as well. Please watch out for motorcycles on your wine tours. ~Luke

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New OK Falls winery

Just saw this the other day and decided I couldn’t go past it without stopping in. Lusitano Estate Winery is located east down Rolling Hills Road which is opposite Noble Ridge’s wine shop. It’s a beautiful hilltop setting for a 14-acre vineyard and isn’t that far off the beaten path. Fred & Fernanda Ganhao are […]

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