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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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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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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