Podcast #50 – Conscious Wine with Jeff Weissler

Sustainability Series #1 The first in a series of podcasts dedicated to the concept of sustainability. With interviews from around the Okanagan on this topic, I want to look at how BC’s wine industry relates to the concept of sustainability at 4 different levels as it applies to wine. First, how the grapes are grown […]

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Podcast #49 – Fortified Wines

Sometimes you need to bring out the big guns. After a long meal or a late night, unwinding with a glass of Port-style or Madeira-style wine is the right call. Fortunately for BC wine lovers, there are locally produced options to make a perfect wine and mood pairing. While they might be a little harder […]

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We have a winner!

Congratulations to Barbro Höglund from Sweden who won the 3rd copy of the new Wineries of the Okanagan map from Environ Geomatics. The correct answer was Kettle Valley (on Hayman Road in Naramata) and Rollingdale (on Hayman Road in West Kelowna). There will be more quiz questions coming up in future podcasts so stay tuned for your chance to […]

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Podcast #48 – Closeup on Pinot Noir

We’ve all seen Sideways. Maybe you’ve read “The Heartbreak Grape” by Marq De Villiers. Maybe it’s the only red wine that you drink and you get all tingley when you remember drinking a special bottle of a Grand Cru. Winemakers love the challenge of trying to make a truly great and memorable bottle. There’s no denying […]

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Podcast #47 – Festival of the Grape 2010

Winemakers love the Festival of the Grape. Want proof? Just listen to this collection of winemakers and winery personnel talk about their experiences at Oliver’s biggest outdoor festival event in this short, but swift, collection of on-location interviews in the wine tasting tents at the Festival of the Grape 2010. As you’ll hear, it was […]

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Podcast #46 – Wine Books

“I read about the evils of drinking, so I gave up reading.” – Henny Youngman And so we approach the very bulky topic of wine literature. There are a lot of books out there about wine. Some of them are even good. Some read like dictionaries while others have naratives that read like a mystery […]

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Podcasts, reviews, and opinions from the wine glass

There’s a lot going on in the industry right now and it seems like it’s a pivotal time in the history of our wine region. There are new wineries coming online every year, new varieties and styles, and new ideas about what the Okanagan and BC wines are capable of achieving. The most interesting thing about it at this point however, is that most of that growth has happened in a bit of a bubble.

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Hello from the Okanagan Valley!

Welcome to our first post here at Wine Country BC. As the name implies, this is a blog and forum for people interested in the wonderful wines from British Columbia! We will shortly be producing a weekly podcast that will feature different topics, tastings, discussions and trends in the world of wines in BC. Stay […]

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