BC Wine

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

 

West Kelowna wine country, pictured in October 2020. (Phil McLachlan - West K News)

B.C. wine industry still recovering, looking to return to pre-pandemic boom

The wine industry contributed $3.75 billion to the province economy in 2019

 

Subterranean wine cellar. (Chris Herbert photo)

COLUMN: Chris Herbert shares details about his ‘dream wine cellar’

Reader asks for suggestions regarding wines that could ‘lay down for another day’

 

Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars in Okanagan Falls has decided not to bottle their 2021 vintage due to smoke taint caused by the Thomas Creek wildfire last summer. (Blue Mountain Chardonnay vines)

Okanagan winery’s 2021 vintage ruined by wildfire smoke

Smoke contamination caused Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars not to bottle last year’s wines

Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars in Okanagan Falls has decided not to bottle their 2021 vintage due to smoke taint caused by the Thomas Creek wildfire last summer. (Blue Mountain Chardonnay vines)
Chef Scott Geiring_Photograph by Lia Crowe

Good Taste with Chef de cuisine Scott Geiring

Food and wine at O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars

  • Sep 24, 2021
Chef Scott Geiring_Photograph by Lia Crowe
Researchers are working to find out what causes smoke taint and how winegrowers can protect their crops from the defect. (File photo)

Wildfire smoke threatens B.C. wine crops

Smoke taint could impact B.C. winegrower’s bottom lines

Researchers are working to find out what causes smoke taint and how winegrowers can protect their crops from the defect. (File photo)
Paul Drummond and staff of Cedars Restaurant and Lounge patio. (Chris Herbert photo)

Herbert: Cedars patio in Parksville could prove to be a classic

Column: Perfect B.C. wines found to complement experience

Paul Drummond and staff of Cedars Restaurant and Lounge patio. (Chris Herbert photo)
Chris Herbert. (PQB News file photo)

Herbert: 2020 looks like an exciting vintage for British Columbia wines

Province experienced slightly lower yields but exceptional fruit quality

Chris Herbert. (PQB News file photo)
Crown & Thieves winery fashion. Darren Hull photography

Fantasy Fashion at Crown & Thieves winery

Okanagan summer heats up with style

  • Jul 30, 2021
Crown & Thieves winery fashion. Darren Hull photography
Bailey Williamson, winemaker, with wine barrels at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Don Denton photo

A Passion for Pinot

Sea to sky on the BC pinot noir trail

  • Apr 28, 2021
Bailey Williamson, winemaker, with wine barrels at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Don Denton photo
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Indoor wine tastings still allowed in B.C., not considered a ‘social gathering’

“Tasting is really just part of the retail experience. The analogy I use is you wouldn’t buy a pair of pants without trying them on.”

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Chris Turyk, Marketing Director, stands outside the tasting room at Unsworth Vineyards. Don Denton photo

Secrets and Lives Interview with Chris Turyk

Marketing Director and Sommelier at Unsworth Vineyards talks wine and food

  • Apr 7, 2021
Chris Turyk, Marketing Director, stands outside the tasting room at Unsworth Vineyards. Don Denton photo
Chris Herbert in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Writer Chris Herbert discusses the burgeoning wine scene on the Island and around B.C.

Podcast: Talk also includes food pairings, tips for beginners and more

Chris Herbert in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
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Canada agrees to tax homegrown wine in trade settlement

The change is expected to occur by June 30, 2022

  • Jul 29, 2020
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Blue Grouse’s winemaker led the initiative, but it would not have been possible without the enthusiastic co-operation of every winery and grape grower in the valley (Citizen file)

‘Made in the Cowichan Valley’ coming to a wine bottle near you

Cowichan Valley has the honour of being the first sub-GI outside of the Okanagan

Blue Grouse’s winemaker led the initiative, but it would not have been possible without the enthusiastic co-operation of every winery and grape grower in the valley (Citizen file)
Tourists learn about icewines and table wines produced in the Okanagan on Jan. 24, 2020. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Wineries and liquor stores should be essential services: B.C. Wine Institute

The institute said you don’t have to travel to support B.C. wine

Tourists learn about icewines and table wines produced in the Okanagan on Jan. 24, 2020. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes that are almost ready for harvest are held at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, Calif. in this Oct. 4, 2019 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Terry Chea

Swapping grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: UBC study

Report says 56% of wine-grape-growing regions would be lost if global climate warms by 2 C

Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes that are almost ready for harvest are held at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, Calif. in this Oct. 4, 2019 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Terry Chea
Parksville Untapped takes place at The Beach Club Resort Feb. 20. (File photo)

‘Uncorked’ wine and food festival returns to Parksville

Event to raise funds for Variety Children’s Charity, Rotary Club Parksville AM

Parksville Untapped takes place at The Beach Club Resort Feb. 20. (File photo)
Sandhill Winery’s winemaker Sandy Leier

Sandhill Winery’s winemaker Sandy Leier

Every vintage has its own unique challenge

  • Sep 11, 2019
Sandhill Winery’s winemaker Sandy Leier
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie

Duncan restaurant promotes Cowichan Valley food, produce, wineries, breweries and distilleries

  • Jun 10, 2019
Life-long dream achieved as Chef Ian Blom opens The Ainslie
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