Wine Tasting: BC

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Wine Tasting: <span class="caps">BC</span>

BC wines are extremely hard to find out­side of BC. There are two rea­sons for this: 1. More than 80% of BC wines are sold to BC con­sumers and, 2. BC winer­ies pro­duce only thir­teen mil­lion liters of wine a year, com­pared to Aus­tralian winer­ies that export approx­i­mately 600–700 mil­lion liters a year. In com­par­i­son, BC wines are extremely limited. Fear not! As you read on, I will explore the dif­fer­ent ways that you can expe­ri­ence the great­ness of BC wines. Vis­it­ing BC...

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The History of Wine: British Columbia

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The History of Wine: British Columbia

Over the next few blogs, I am going to take you on a jour­ney to one of my favourite wine pro­duc­ing regions: British Colum­bia, Canada. I will kick off my trib­ute to BC wines by dis­cussing its history. British Colum­bia was pro­duc­ing wine as early as the late 1850’s, when a monk named father Pan­dosy set up the first white set­tle­ment in the Mis­sion area of Kelowna. He saw the poten­tial for pro­duc­ing wine for the holy sacra­ment and send word to Vat­i­can to have vines sent to him....

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Best BC Wineries of 2012

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Best <span class="caps">BC</span> Wineries of 2012

Annu­ally, lead­ing wine experts across Canada group together for the Wine Access Cana­dian Wine Awards, which judge the best in Cana­dian wines. Based upon the Decem­ber 2012 pub­li­ca­tion of Wine Access, below you will find the win­ning winer­ies that hail from BC. I def­i­nitely encour­age you to pick up a Decem­ber 2012 copy of Wine Access, as it will go into more detail on the win­ning wineries. Thorn­haven Estates Win­ery – Sum­mer­land, BC – Thorn­haven is open through­out the...

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Best BC Wines of 2012

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Best <span class="caps">BC</span> Wines of 2012

Wine Access, a pub­li­ca­tion that dis­cusses wines that are avail­able in the Cana­dian mar­ket, recently pub­lished a list of the win­ners from the Cana­dian Wine Awards. Below, I share with you the win­ning wines from BC. The Best Cana­dian Red Wines of 2012 The BC Choices: BC man­aged to snag four out of the five awards in this cat­e­gory and all of them where Syrah based wines. As a sug­ges­tion, if you can find one of all the wines men­tioned below, do a taste off with your friends and...

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