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How a New Canadian Discovered and Appreciated BC Wine

July 1st, 2017|0 Comments

In honour of Canada's 150th! My good friend Rick Van Sickle (winesinniagara.com) asked me to contribute to his #CanadaWINE150 project. I was happy to oblige ...   When I first arrived in Montreal, I was [...]

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Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2017 Winners: a Unique Contest

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wine is unique among wine competitions. Nowhere else, as far as I know, does a panel of judges work so hard to whittle down 486 entries to [...]

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Howard Soon, an Okanagan Legend, Retires (for now)

June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Howard Soon has just announced he's retiring from his job as Master Winemaker at Andrew Peller Estates, aka Calona Wines, Sandhill, Red Rooster ... and so on. I figure it’s a really good time to [...]

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How a New Canadian Discovered and Appreciated BC Wine

July 1st, 2017|0 Comments

In honour of Canada's 150th! My good friend Rick Van Sickle (winesinniagara.com) asked me to contribute to his #CanadaWINE150 project. I was happy to oblige ...   When I first arrived in Montreal, I was [...]

  • BC Lieutenant Governor awards glasses

Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2017 Winners: a Unique Contest

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wine is unique among wine competitions. Nowhere else, as far as I know, does a panel of judges work so hard to whittle down 486 entries to [...]

  • Howard Soon at Calona Wines

Howard Soon, an Okanagan Legend, Retires (for now)

June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Howard Soon has just announced he's retiring from his job as Master Winemaker at Andrew Peller Estates, aka Calona Wines, Sandhill, Red Rooster ... and so on. I figure it’s a really good time to [...]

New District: Making the Case for Interesting Wine

April 25th, 2017|2 Comments

When I first walked into New District, on Vancouver's west side (5650 Dunbar St. at W 41st. Ave.), it took me right back to London. At the time, I was working for my uncle in [...]

  • Amovino's Maris varas (left) and Jessica Luongo

Amovino: It’s How to Say ‘I Love Wine’

April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Amovino is the name of a new agency making its mark on the BC wine scene. It’s the brainchild of Jessica Luongo and Marisa Varas. They're a couple of smart, young women who decided to [...]

Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival

April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

At Garagiste North: "The Small Guys" Wine Festival, you'll find only wineries making under 2,000 cases a year.